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August Derleth

1909 - 1971

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August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 – July 4, 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first book publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos and the cosmic horror genre, as well as his founding of the publisher Arkham House (which did much to bring supernatural fiction into print in hardcover in the US that had only been readily available in the UK), Derleth was a leading American regional writer of his day, as well as prolific in several other genres, including historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction, science fiction, and biography. A 1938 Guggenheim Fellow, Derleth considered his most serious work to be the ambitious Sac Prairie Saga, a series of fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction naturalist works designed to memorialize life in the Wisconsin he knew. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Derleth has received more than 531,315 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. August Derleth is the 2,027th most popular writer (up from 2,176th in 2019), the 2,647th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,739th in 2019) and the 242nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, August Derleth ranks 2,027 out of 5,755Before him are Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Michel de Ghelderode, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Mustafa Balel, David Morrell, and James Herriot. After him are Phylarchus, Philip Sidney, Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus, Nordahl Grieg, Jacques Amyot, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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Among people born in 1909, August Derleth ranks 96Before him are Edwin H. Land, Eduard Wirths, Atsushi Nakajima, Matti Järvinen, Adolfo López Mateos, and Nelson Algren. After him are Karl Schäfer, Adib Shishakli, Isa Miranda, André Abegglen, Hendrik Casimir, and Wolfgang Reitherman. Among people deceased in 1971, August Derleth ranks 66Before him are Philippe Thys, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Hermann Ehrhardt, Paul Lukas, and Erich Abraham. After him are John W. Campbell, T. V. Soong, Joseph Valachi, Royal Rife, Viktor Patsayev, and Philo Farnsworth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, August Derleth ranks 2,647 out of 18,182Before him are Pam Grier (1949), Angelo Dundee (1921), Carly Simon (1945), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Arlene Dahl (1925), and Ted Levine (1957). After him are Kristen Stewart (1990), Howard Zinn (1922), Dyanne Thorne (1936), Dennis Farina (1944), Bo Derek (1956), and Zendaya (1996).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, August Derleth ranks 242Before him are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Carl Sandburg (1878), Harlan Coben (1962), Michael Cunningham (1952), Nelson Algren (1909), and Joseph Heller (1923). After him are Annie Proulx (1935), John W. Campbell (1910), James M. Cain (1892), William Moulton Marston (1893), Erich Segal (1937), and Djuna Barnes (1892).