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 708,368 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bruce Chatwin is the 922nd most popular writer (down from 875th in 2019), the 744th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 672nd in 2019) and the 91st most popular 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 922 out of 5,755Before him are Panait Istrati, Silius Italicus, Christoph Martin Wieland, Fatema Mernissi, Tao Yuanming, and André Bazin. After him are Herodian, Miroslav Krleža, Machado de Assis, Agathon, Ibn al-Muqaffa', and Aimé Césaire.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Chatwin ranks 73Before him are Herbie Hancock, Dennis Tito, Roberto Cavalli, Abdurrahman Wahid, Burt Young, and Fatema Mernissi. After him are Robin Cook, Milena Dravić, Gudrun Ensslin, Lance Henriksen, Marlène Jobert, and James Brolin. Among people deceased in 1989, Bruce Chatwin ranks 41Before him are Emilio Segrè, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Jerzy Kukuczka, Leon Festinger, Joris Ivens, and Guy Williams. After him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Michel Aflaq, Princess Deokhye, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Danilo Kiš, and Irving Stone.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bruce Chatwin ranks 744 out of 7,765Before him are Arthur Cayley (1821), Pat Hitchcock (1928), Frederick Griffith (1879), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Harry Kroto (1939), and Derek Jacobi (1938). After him are Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Chris Rea (1951), Ben Jonson (1572), and David J. Thouless (1934).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Bruce Chatwin ranks 91Before him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Thomas Malory (1405), Wilkie Collins (1824), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), and Samuel Richardson (1689). After him are Ben Jonson (1572), John Fowles (1926), E. M. Forster (1879), Henry Fielding (1707), John William Polidori (1795), and Bernard Cornwell (1944).