Born in 1959, Robert Anthony Salvatore was born in Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin. They have one grandchild. The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar.
Salvatore has written many novels set in the Forgotten Realms and is one of the fantasy genre's most successful authors. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10 million copies. Salvatore's most recent original hardcover, The Two Swords, book three of The Hunter's Blades trilogy, debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list and at #4 on The New York Times best-seller list. His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Hebrew, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, and French.
- Canticle (1991)
- In Sylvan Shadows (1992)
- Night Masks (1992)
- The Fallen Fortress (1993)
- The Chaos Curse (1994)
- The Silent Blade (1998)
- The Spine of the World (1999)
- Servant of the Shard (2000) (later reassigned to The Sellswords series)
- Sea of Swords (2001)
- Servant of the Shard (2005) – re-released in 2005, but is the same book as that released in 2000.
- Promise of the Witch-King (2005)
- Road of the Patriarch (2006)
- The Companions (2013; book 1 of 6)
- "The First Notch" (1989) in Dragon #152
- "Dark Mirror" (1993) in Realms of Valor
- "The Third Level" (1994) in Realms of Infamy
- "Guenhwyvar" (1995) in Realms of Magic
- "That Curious Sword" (2002) in Realms of Shadow
- "Empty Joys" (2003) in The Best of the Realms
- "Wickless in the Nether" (2004) in Realms of the Dragons
- "The Dowry" (2004) from The Highwayman
- "Comrades at Odds" (2006) in Realms of the Elves
- "If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair" (2006) in Dragons: Worlds Afire
- "Bones and Stones" (2008) in Realms of War
- "Iruladoon" (2010) in Realms of the Dead
- "To Legend He Goes" (2010)
- The Collected Stories: The Legend of Drizzt Anthology (2011)
With Geno Salvatore
- Hall of Heroes (1989)
- The Bloodstone Lands (1989)
- Menzoberranzan (1992)
- The Accursed Tower (1999)
- Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark (1999)
- Legend of Drizzt
- The Legend of Drizzt (graphic novels)
- The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories
- A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt
- War of the Spider Queen
Interviews with R.A. Salvatore:
- Eric Severson (March 1990). “Bookwyrms: An Interview with R.A. Salvatore”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #52 (TSR, Inc.), p. 6–7.
- Marlys Heeszel (December 1991). “Novel Ideas Interview: R.A. Salvatore”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #176 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 97–98.
- Sue Weinlein (December 1992). “Novel Ideas Interview. R.A. Salvatore: Creating a Legacy”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #188 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 79–80.
- Erlene Mooney (May 1993). “The Man Behind Drizzt: A Chat With Author R.A. Salvatore”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #83 (TSR, Inc.), p. 2.
- Allen Varney (October 1998). “ProFiles: R.A. Salvatore”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #252 (TSR, Inc.), p. 120.
- Matt Chapman (2015-08-13). Interview: R.A. Salvatore (Web). In Matt Chapman ed. Dragon+ #3. Wizards of the Coast. p. 10. Retrieved on 2017-07-16.
- Matt Chapman (2018-04-19). The Crystal Shard: 30th Anniversary (Web). In Matt Chapman, Bart Carroll eds. Dragon+ #19. Wizards of the Coast. p. 5. Retrieved on 2018-05-01.
- Matt Chapman (2016-09-02). An Unlikely Hero (Web). In John Houlihan, Bart Carroll eds. Dragon+ #10. Wizards of the Coast. p. 11. Retrieved on 2018-05-23.
- Matt Chapman (2017-10-31). The Art of Storytelling (Web). In Matt Chapman, Bart Carroll eds. Dragon+ #16. Wizards of the Coast. p. 7. Retrieved on 2018-05-23.