Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence/Rhode Island, where he also died in 1937. During his lifetime he was only known to a small fan base who followed his publishings in pulp magazines like weird tales.
Today he is considered, along E.A. Poe, to be America`s most influential writer of classic weird fantasy and horror. His sinister visions are still a popcultural phenomenon and his stories, poems, essays and letters have been translated into more than 15 languages and are read around the world.