"Patricia Highsmith" was an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train (novel)/Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. In addition to her acclaimed series about murderer Tom Ripley, she wrote many short story/short stories, often macabre, satire/satirical or tinged with black comedy/black humor. Although she wrote specifically in the genre of crime fiction, her books have been lauded by various writers and critics as being artistic and thoughtful enough to rival mainstream literature. Michael Dirda observed, "Europeans honored her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Fyodor Dostoyevsky/Dostoyevsky, Joseph Conrad/Conrad, Franz Kafka/Kafka, André Gide/Gide, and Albert Camus/Camus."If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More Patricia Highsmith on Wikipedia.
I should love to do a novel... about one abnormal character seeing present-day life, very ordinary life, yet arresting through it, abnormality, until at the end the reader sees, and with little reluctance, that he is not abnormal at all, and that the main character might as well be himself.Patricia Highsmith