John Farris (b. 1936) is an American writer. He was born 1936 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Raised in Tennessee, he graduated from Central High School in Memphis and attended Southwestern University there. He is responsible for a large number of novels, including When Michael Calls and All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By. Apart from his vast body of fiction, his work on motion picture screenplays includes adaptations of his own books (The Fury), original scripts, and adaptations of the works of others. He wrote and directed the film Dear Dead Delilah in 1973. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. He currently resides near Atlanta, Georgia.