God save us from religion.
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|Birth:||7th July, 1931|
|Death:||2nd June, 2009|
|Profession:||Author, Lecturer, Novelist|
Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, Eddings grew up near Puget Sound. After graduating from high school in 1949, he worked for a year before majoring in speech, drama and English at junior college. He graduated with a BA from Reed College in 1954 and an MA from the University of Washington in 1961. He wrote a novel for a thesis at Reed College before being drafted into the U.S. Army.
After several years as a college lecturer, a failure to receive a pay raise drove Eddings to leave his job, move to Denver and seek work in a grocery store. He also began work on his first published novel High Hunt, the story of four young men hunting deer. He worked on several unpublished novels, including Hunseeker’s Ascent, a story about mountain climbing. The Losers, tells the story of God and the Devil, cast in the roles of a one-eyed Indian and Jake Flood. It was not published until June 1992, well after Eddings's success as an author was established, although it was written in the seventies.
On January 26, 2007 it was reported that Eddings accidentally burned about a quarter of his office, next door to his house, along with his Excalibur sports car, and the original manuscripts for most of his novels. He was flushing the fuel tank of the car with water when he lit a piece of paper and threw it into the puddle to test if it was still flammable. Eddings resided in Carson City, Nevada, where he died of natural causes on June 2, 2009.
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