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Howard Elmer Wandrei (September 24, 1909 – September 5, 1956)[1] was a United States artist and writer. He wrote over 200 stories that appeared in the magazines Weird Tales. Astounding, Esquire, Black Mask and others. He wrote under his own name and as by Robert Coley and H.W. Guernsey.

Howard Elmer Wandrei
Born(1909-09-24)September 24, 1909
Saint Paul, Minnesota
DiedSeptember 5, 1956(1956-09-05) (aged 46)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Pen nameH. W. Guernsey, Robert Coley
OccupationArtist, short story writer
NationalityUnited States
GenreFantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery
RelativesDonald Wandrei (brother)

Wandrei is better remembered for his illustrations[2] many of which were included in the books of his brother, Donald Wandrei.

Several collections of Wandrei's stories were announced as forthcoming from Arkham House[3] but were not published by Arkham House.

Fedogan & Bremer has published several collections of Wandrei's stories using some of the same titles as the proposed Arkham House publications.

A photograph of Howard Wandrei can be found at: [1]




  1. ^ Minnesota Death Certificates Index. Accessed 21 May 2009
  2. ^ Clute, John; John Grant (1997). The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 995. ISBN 0-88184-708-9.
  3. ^ Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 211. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.


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