Anna Gavalda

1970 - Today

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Anna Gavalda (born 9 December 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French teacher and award-winning novelist. Referred to by Voici magazine as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker", Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris. She was working as a French teacher in high school when a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the 2000 Grand prix RTL-Lire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Gavalda has received more than 111,064 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Anna Gavalda is the 3,713th most popular writer (down from 3,359th in 2019), the 3,408th most popular biography from France (down from 2,926th in 2019) and the 461st most popular French Writer.

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  • 60.71

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.58

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  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Anna Gavalda ranks 3,713 out of 5,794Before her are Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Ken Adam, Sven Lindqvist, Hector Bianciotti, Sven Aggesen, and Breyten Breytenbach. After her are William Hazlitt, Kim Stanley Robinson, Mary Mapes Dodge, Anne Hébert, Feodor Gladkov, and Erich Weinert.

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Among people born in 1970, Anna Gavalda ranks 86Before her are Enrico Chiesa, Shemar Moore, Lara Flynn Boyle, Anna Maria Jopek, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Oded Fehr. After her are Erik ten Hag, Ekrem İmamoğlu, Fabio Casartelli, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Jericho, and Grant Imahara.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anna Gavalda ranks 3,408 out of 5,234Before her are Chiara Mastroianni (1972), Mathieu Valbuena (1984), Olivier de Serres (1539), Louise Weiss (1893), Paul Paray (1886), and Richard Berry (1950). After her are Philippe Alliot (1954), Théodore Steeg (1868), Honoré Charles Reille (1775), Simon Marmion (1425), Érik Comas (1963), and Jean Becker (1933).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anna Gavalda ranks 461Before her are Théophile Thoré-Bürger (1807), Maurice Schumann (1911), Dominique Fernandez (1929), Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber (1924), Olivier de Serres (1539), and Louise Weiss (1893). After her are Marie Marvingt (1875), Pierre Mac Orlan (1882), Alphonse de Châteaubriant (1877), Frédéric Dard (1921), Roger Vailland (1907), and François Cavanna (1923).