Deon Meyer

1958 - Today

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Deon Godfrey Meyer is a South African thriller novelist, writing in Afrikaans. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deon Meyer has received more than 153,895 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Deon Meyer is the 4,178th most popular writer (down from 3,523rd in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from South Africa and the 12th most popular South African Writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 59.40

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Deon Meyer ranks 4,178 out of 5,794Before him are Yann Martel, Armen Ohanian, Ida B. Wells, A. E. Housman, Isabel-Clara Simó, and Dicuil. After him are Ivan Olbracht, Svatopluk Čech, Mia Couto, Art Buchwald, Juan Meléndez Valdés, and Klaus Groth.

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Among people born in 1958, Deon Meyer ranks 179Before him are Scott Patterson, Mladen Ivanić, Yan Lianke, Sylvester Groth, Greg Germann, and Sergei Makarov. After him are Nik Kershaw, Nikos Anastopoulos, Ricardo Gareca, Francesca Woodman, David Sylvian, and Amanda Bearse.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Deon Meyer ranks 89 out of 312Before him are Constand Viljoen (1933), Bruce Grobbelaar (1957), Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Phil Ramone (1934). After him are Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907), Bevil Rudd (1894), Jim Fouché (1898), Sharlto Copley (1973), and Trevor Rabin (1954).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Deon Meyer ranks 12Before him are Elsa Joubert (1922), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), and Ingrid Jonker (1933). After him are Elisabeth Eybers (1915), Karel Schoeman (1939), Bessie Head (1937), Athol Fugard (1932), Antjie Krog (1952), and Fatima Meer (1928).