writer of fantasy
and science fiction
. He was born in New York
April 27, 1903. He attended New York University
in 1920-1921, but was convinced by his friend H. P. Lovecraft
to forego formal education
and become a free-lance
writer. He sold his first story to Weird Tales
at age 21, and his career lasted an incredible 60 years.
Students of the "Cthulhu Mythos" will recognize him for his
"The Hounds of Tindalos", which has been published several times under various labels, e.g. Arkham House and Weird Tales.
He was nominated for several World Fantasy Awards, and in 1979 he took home the award for Lifetime Achievement. In 1988 he won the Bram Stoker Award, also for Lifetime Achievement.
Frank Belknap Long died in New York January 3, 1994.