Anne McCaffrey

1926 - 2011

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Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-Irish writer known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, Weyr Search, 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, Dragonrider, 1969). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne McCaffrey has received more than 701,673 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Anne McCaffrey is the 2,139th most popular writer (down from 2,045th in 2019), the 2,674th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,437th in 2019) and the 261st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Anne McCaffrey ranks 2,139 out of 5,794Before her are Zbigniew Herbert, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Leopoldo Alas, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Nguyễn Du, and Harlan Ellison. After her are Álvaro Mutis, Bernard Palissy, Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Ahmad ibn Arabshah, André Frossard, and Antonio Skármeta.

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Among people born in 1926, Anne McCaffrey ranks 148Before her are Judith Malina, Valerio Zurlini, Teddy Scholten, Jimmy Savile, Mark Taimanov, and Marie-Claire Alain. After her are Jeffrey Hunter, Karel Reisz, Marcello Abbado, Wolfgang Iser, Vicente Aranda, and Paul Baran. Among people deceased in 2011, Anne McCaffrey ranks 104Before her are Juan María Bordaberry, Ange-Félix Patassé, David Wilkerson, Jimmy Savile, Diane Cilento, and Roman Opałka. After her are Jackie Cooper, Dennis Oppenheim, Violetta Villas, Inese Jaunzeme, Hidemaro Watanabe, and Paul Baran.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne McCaffrey ranks 2,674 out of 15,968Before her are Jane Lynch (1960), Lindsay Wagner (1949), Edwin Sutherland (1883), Katie Holmes (1978), Matthew Fox (1966), and Harlan Ellison (1934). After her are Scatman Crothers (1910), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Jill St. John (1940), Fess Parker (1924), Jeffrey Hunter (1926), and Richard Holbrooke (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Anne McCaffrey ranks 261Before her are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Winston Groom (1943), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Robert Jordan (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), and Harlan Ellison (1934). After her are William Peter Blatty (1928), August Derleth (1909), Alfred Bester (1913), John Barth (1930), David Eddings (1931), and Fritz Leiber (1910).