Bruce Chatwin

1940 - 1989

Bruce Chatwin

Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English travel writer, novelist and journalist. His first book, In Patagonia (1977), established Chatwin as a travel writer, although he considered himself instead a storyteller, interested in bringing to light unusual tales. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982), while his novel Utz (1988) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce Chatwin has received more than 428,152 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,049th most popular writer.

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  • 26

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Among writers, Bruce Chatwin ranks 1,047 out of 4,883Before him are N. F. S. Grundtvig, Harry Harrison, Yeghishe Charents, Heliodorus of Emesa, Hrotsvitha, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. After him are Max Nordau, Dobrica Ćosić, Miroslav Krleža, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Rosalía de Castro, and Gerard of Cremona.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Chatwin ranks 73Before him are Óscar Arias, Mina, Arieh Warshel, Joachim Frank, Burt Young, and Raul Julia. After him are George Akerlof, James Brolin, Brian Josephson, Robin Cook, Toshihide Maskawa, and Fatema Mernissi. Among people deceased in 1989, Bruce Chatwin ranks 47Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Graham Chapman, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Princess Deokhye, Michel Aflaq, and Valentin Glushko. After him are Cornel Wilde, Jerzy Kukuczka, Charles J. Pedersen, John Payne, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Kaoru Ishikawa.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bruce Chatwin ranks 777 out of 5,347Before him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Edward Kelley (1555), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), Tim Curry (1946), and Peter D. Mitchell (1920). After him are Alexander II of Scotland (1198), Paul Grice (1913), Slash (1965), Rachel Weisz (1970), Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861).