Manly Wade Wellman

  • Born: (Kamundongo, Portuguese West Africa) (now Angola)
  • Died: (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States)

American writer who is known for his stories in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, and for his dark fantasies set in the Appalachian Mountains, particularly the stories of "Silver John", a wandering Appalachian minstrel.

He was married to Frances Wellman.

Pen names: Gans T. Field

Winner of the following awards:
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Award winner, Best Story, A Star for a Warrior (1946)
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, Best Fact Crime Story, Dead and Gone (1956)
World Fantasy Award winner, Best Collection/Anthology, Worse Things Waiting (1975)
World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement (1980)

Wellman won the award from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine over competition from William Faulkner.


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