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Dean Koontz

1945 - Today

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Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author. His novels are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with fourteen hardcovers and sixteen paperbacks reaching the number-one position. Koontz wrote under a number of pen names earlier in his career, including "David Axton", "Deanna Dwyer", "K.R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dean Koontz has received more than 2,573,011 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Dean Koontz is the 1,207th most popular writer (down from 569th in 2019), the 1,482nd most popular biography from United States (down from 593rd in 2019) and the 146th most popular American Writer.

Dean Koontz is most famous for his suspense novels.

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  • 3.72

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Among writers, Dean Koontz ranks 1,207 out of 5,755Before him are Max Nordau, John Berger, Khaqani, Dan Simmons, David Grossman, and Shammai. After him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Alexander Ostrovsky, Timaeus of Locri, Pierre de Marivaux, Achilles Tatius, and Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy.

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Among people born in 1945, Dean Koontz ranks 79Before him are Patch Adams, Go Nagai, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Debbie Harry, George Smoot, and Igor Ivanov. After him are James Avery, Kim Carnes, Marthe Keller, Türkan Şoray, Van Morrison, and Gary Brooker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Koontz ranks 1,482 out of 18,182Before him are Alan Ladd (1913), Richard Schiff (1955), Roy O. Disney (1893), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Joseph Losey (1909), and Nelson Goodman (1906). After him are Cybill Shepherd (1950), Martin Balsam (1919), Lil Wayne (1982), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), George Takei (1937), and Margaret Sanger (1879).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dean Koontz ranks 146Before him are Robert Wilson (1941), Danielle Steel (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), John Dickson Carr (1906), and Dan Simmons (1948). After him are Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), Poul Anderson (1926), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), and Valerie Solanas (1936).

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