Bruce Chatwin

1940 - 1989

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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 638,279 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Bruce Chatwin is the 875th most popular writer (up from 1,046th in 2019), the 672nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 776th in 2019) and the 90th most popular British Writer.

Bruce Chatwin is most famous for his book, In Patagonia. The book is a travelogue of Chatwin's travels in Patagonia, a region of South America.

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Among writers, Bruce Chatwin ranks 875 out of 5,794Before him are Else Lasker-Schüler, Richard Matheson, Kobayashi Issa, Nestor the Chronicler, Tukaram, and Władysław Reymont. After him are Luqman, V. S. Naipaul, Venantius Fortunatus, Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, and Tannhäuser.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Chatwin ranks 65Before him are John Gotti, Jacques Rancière, Burt Young, Tom Jones, Lance Henriksen, and Mina. After him are Robin Cook, Roberto Cavalli, Óscar Arias, Dietmar Hopp, Mario Andretti, and Astrud Gilberto. Among people deceased in 1989, Bruce Chatwin ranks 37Before him are Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, Leon Festinger, Emilio Segrè, Guy Williams, and Abdullah Yusuf Azzam. After him are Danilo Kiš, Sugar Ray Robinson, Michel Aflaq, Irving Stone, George Beadle, and Joris Ivens.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bruce Chatwin ranks 672 out of 6,924Before him are Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Bill Nighy (1949), Bernard Lewis (1916), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Sawney Bean (1600), and John Balliol (1249). After him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Harry Kroto (1939), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), Christian Bale (1974), Roger Glover (1945), and Nigel Farage (1964).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Bruce Chatwin ranks 90Before him are Wilkie Collins (1824), David Irving (1938), John Fowles (1926), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), and Patrick White (1912). After him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), W. H. Auden (1907), E. M. Forster (1879), James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), and Julian Barnes (1946).