As of 2007 he has written five books: Black Sunday(1975), Red Dragon (1981), The Silence of the Lambs (1998), Hannibal (1999) and Hannibal Rising (2007).
He is known for being private and reclusive, never having given interviews in his career.
The movie adaptation of his novel, The Silence of the Lambs won five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Leading Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay).
Thomas attended the Baylor University and majored in English.
Thomas: Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
Thomas: Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.