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 2,103,351 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Dean Koontz is the 569th most popular writer (up from 1,398th in 2019), the 593rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,629th in 2019) and the 65th most popular American Writer.

Dean Koontz is most famous for his suspense novels.

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Among writers, Dean Koontz ranks 569 out of 5,794Before him are Longus, Lion Feuchtwanger, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, and Marie-Antoine Carême. After him are Gustav Meyrink, Novatian, Kazuo Ishiguro, Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, and Francesca da Rimini.

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Among people born in 1945, Dean Koontz ranks 30Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ian Gillan, Ehud Olmert, Goldie Hawn, Mia Farrow, and Priscilla Presley. After him are Moshe Katsav, Mircea Lucescu, Neil Young, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Dési Bouterse, and Ram Nath Kovind.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Koontz ranks 593 out of 15,968Before him are Reese Witherspoon (1976), Mia Farrow (1945), Carl Barks (1901), Priscilla Presley (1945), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), and Prince (1958). After him are Gene Kelly (1912), Richard Meier (1934), Talia Shire (1946), John Deere (1804), Margaret Keane (1927), and Burt Reynolds (1936).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dean Koontz ranks 65Before him are Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Tubman (1820), and George R. R. Martin (1948). After him are Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), and Thomas Harris (1940).