R. A. Lafferty was a Tulsa science-fiction writer who wrote more than 200 stories and 20 novels.

Hailed as a genius by his peers, no one has since matched his unique writing style.

His personal library of 8,000 books was sold without being cataloged.

The names of Lafferty’s lost books are critical for literary scholars.

Many of his books were signed, or had distinctive labels with large letters on the spine (see photo).

Have you seen one of Mr. Lafferty’s former books from Tulsa?

Please email tulsabooks@ralafferty.org or comment below:

  • Book: title, author
  • Annotation: signature, label on spine
  • Edition: publisher, date
  • Purchase: year, month

Indicate if you would like your name to be included in the compiled list of books.

Thank you!