Colleen McCullough

1937 - 2015

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Colleen Margaretta McCullough (; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colleen McCullough has received more than 564,371 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Colleen McCullough is the 675th most popular writer (up from 677th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Australia (up from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Writer.

Colleen McCullough is most famous for her book The Thorn Birds, which was published in 1977.

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Among writers, Colleen McCullough ranks 675 out of 5,794Before her are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Frontinus, Emilio Salgari, Elisabeth of Wied, Marie de France, and Su Shi. After her are Maurice Blanchot, Daphne du Maurier, Eduardo Galeano, Giosuè Carducci, Judah Halevi, and Saint Naum.

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Among people born in 1937, Colleen McCullough ranks 32Before her are Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, Madeleine Albright, Claude Lelouch, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, and Princess Birgitta of Sweden. After her are Gordon Banks, Juvénal Habyarimana, John Horton Conway, Robert Coleman Richardson, David Hockney, and Richard Møller Nielsen. Among people deceased in 2015, Colleen McCullough ranks 30Before her are Richard von Weizsäcker, Oliver Sacks, Laura Antonelli, Manoel de Oliveira, Nicholas Winton, and James Last. After her are Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, Zito, Wes Craven, Alcides Ghiggia, and Tariq Aziz.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Colleen McCullough ranks 13 out of 790Before her are Jack Brabham (1926), Heath Ledger (1979), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Rod Laver (1938). After her are Truganini (1812), Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Hugh Jackman (1968), and Ned Kelly (1855).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Colleen McCullough ranks 1After her are P. L. Travers (1899), James Clavell (1921), Thomas Keneally (1935), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Morris West (1916), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Annette Kellermann (1887), Germaine Greer (1939), James Aldridge (1918), Gregory David Roberts (1952), and Peter Carey (1943).