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London, England, UK
British novelist, poet and occasional screenwriter, John Henry Noyes Collier was best known as the author of macabre or bizarre short stories with trick endings, akin to those of Roald Dahl. The most widely read of these were published under the title "Fancies and Goodnights" in 1951, winning Collier the inaugural International Fantasy Award and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America. Privately educated by his novelist uncle Vincent (though he never subsequently attended college), he became a published, but largely unsuccessful, poet by the age of 20. Read more...