Ann Bannon

1932 - Today

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Ann Weldy (born September 15, 1932), better known by her pen name Ann Bannon, is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books' enduring popularity and impact on lesbian identity has earned her the title "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction". Bannon was a young housewife trying to address her own issues of sexuality when she was inspired to write her first novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ann Bannon has received more than 143,319 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ann Bannon is the 4,995th most popular writer (down from 4,370th in 2019), the 8,585th most popular biography from United States and the 673rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Ann Bannon ranks 4,995 out of 5,794Before her are Winston Churchill, Sarah Waters, Su Tong, Jerry Pournelle, Tua Forsström, and Angie Sage. After her are Brad Falchuk, Gardner Dozois, David Simon, Michael Swanwick, Simo Puupponen, and Diane Ackerman.

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Among people born in 1932, Ann Bannon ranks 369Before her are Inga Swenson, Malcolm Bradbury, Antal Bolvári, Howard Hodgkin, Nasif Estéfano, and Robert H. Dennard. After her are Roger Smith, Peggy Ann Garner, Gerald Carr, Beryl Bainbridge, Mikhail Ogonkov, and Gaetano Starrabba.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ann Bannon ranks 8,585 out of 15,968Before her are Steny Hoyer (1939), Jennifer Doudna (1964), Chris Botti (1962), David Miller (1973), Charles A. Beard (1874), and David Cross (1964). After her are Corey Allen (1934), Jaime Pressly (1977), Nelson Riddle (1921), LaVern Baker (1929), Hal Hartley (1959), and Lois Wilson (1894).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ann Bannon ranks 673Before her are Thomas Ligotti (1953), James C. Collins (1958), M. Scott Peck (1936), Alyson Noël (1965), Winston Churchill (1871), and Jerry Pournelle (1933). After her are Brad Falchuk (1971), Gardner Dozois (1947), David Simon (1960), Michael Swanwick (1950), Diane Ackerman (1948), and Kenneth Burke (1897).