Fritz Leiber (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Fritz Leiber

Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr. was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having coined the term.

Born: Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr, December 24, 1910, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 5, 1992, San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
Period: 1934–1992
Genre: Fantasy, horror, science fiction
Notable works: Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, The Big Time
Children: Justin Leiber
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About Fritz Leiber

An American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, he is best known for works such as The Wanderer (1964), Gonna Roll the Bones (1967), and Ship of Shadows (1969). He was also an actor, playwright, and expert chess player.

Before Fame

Born in Illinois, he studied philosophy at the University of Chicago. He later worked as a college drama teacher and an encyclopedia author.


He made appearances in several films.

Family Life

He was the son of Fritz Leiber, Sr. and Virginia Bronson Leiber, both prominent Shakespearean actors. He married Jonquil Stephens in 1936.


His writing influenced the work of Terry Pratchett.

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