1940 - Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee.
1964 - He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he majored in English and graduated.
1968 - He moved to New York City to work for the Associated Press.
1975 - His first novel, Black Sunday, was published.
1975 - Black Sunday.
1981 - Red Dragon.
1988 - His novel, The Silence of the Lambs, was released as a movie.
- Silence of the Lambs.
1999 - His novel, Hannibal, was also made into a movie and released in 2001.
2004 - Bantam Books signed Harris to an eight-figure, two-book contract.
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