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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 716,181 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Colleen McCullough is the 765th most popular writer (down from 675th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Australia (down from 13th 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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  • 45

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  • 7.74

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  • 3.07

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Among writers, Colleen McCullough ranks 765 out of 5,755Before her are Miep Gies, Dalton Trumbo, Multatuli, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Sayat-Nova, and Lawrence Durrell. After her are Yanka Kupala, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen Covey, Ingeborg Bachmann, Marie de France, and Venantius Fortunatus.

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Among people born in 1937, Colleen McCullough ranks 40Before her are David Hockney, Gordon Banks, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Avram Hershko, Robert Lucas Jr., and Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After her are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claude Lelouch, Juvénal Habyarimana, Andrei Konchalovsky, Ferdinand Piëch, and Thomas Pynchon. Among people deceased in 2015, Colleen McCullough ranks 41Before her are James Last, Charles H. Townes, Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, Udo Lattek, and Irwin Rose. After her are Benedict Anderson, Zito, Alcides Ghiggia, Faten Hamama, Pierre Brice, and James Horner.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Colleen McCullough ranks 17 out of 925Before her are Chris Hemsworth (1983), Hugh Jackman (1968), Jack Brabham (1926), Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), and Steve Irwin (1962). After her are Peter Singer (1946), Lionel Logue (1880), Margaret Court (1942), Tamam Shud case (1903), John Eccles (1903), and Elizabeth Blackburn (1948).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Colleen McCullough ranks 1After her are P. L. Travers (1899), James Clavell (1921), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Thomas Keneally (1935), John Flanagan (1944), Germaine Greer (1939), James Aldridge (1918), Morris West (1916), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Annette Kellermann (1887), and Gregory David Roberts (1952).