Diana Gabaldon

1952 - Today

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Diana J. Gabaldon (; born January 11, 1952) is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diana Gabaldon has received more than 3,081,813 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Diana Gabaldon is the 1,364th most popular writer (down from 1,353rd in 2019), the 1,670th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,725th in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Writer.

Diana Gabaldon is most famous for her Outlander series, which has been turned into a television show and a movie.

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Notable Works

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Open Library Staff Picks, Fantasy fiction, Fiction
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over -- and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence -- with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.From the Hardcover edition.
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2)
Fiction, Historical fiction, Time travel
Second installment of Gabaldon's, 'Outlander' series where a woman finds herself transported from 1940s Highlands to 1770s Highlands via a mystical stone circle.
Dragonfly in Amber
Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction
From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his ....Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....From the Hardcover edition.
Man-woman relationships, Claire Randall (Fictitious character), Fiction
From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite--or forever doom--her timeless love.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Man-woman relationships, Historical fiction, Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746


Among writers, Diana Gabaldon ranks 1,364 out of 7,302Before her are James Murray, Wace, Thornton Wilder, Joseph Bédier, Symeon the Metaphrast, and Per Olov Enquist. After her are Ibn al-Nadim, Joachim Fest, Thomas Moore, Ildefonsus, Émile Gaboriau, and Hartmann Schedel.

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Among people born in 1952, Diana Gabaldon ranks 76Before her are Alain Giresse, Gus Van Sant, Abbas al-Musawi, Guillermo Vilas, Santillana, and Teófilo Stevenson. After her are Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Udo Dirkschneider, Christine Baranski, Robin Hobb, Joe Strummer, and Nicko McBrain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Diana Gabaldon ranks 1,670 out of 20,380Before her are LeBron James (1984), Thornton Wilder (1897), Cesar Romero (1907), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Josephine Chaplin (1949), and Michelle Rodriguez (1978). After her are Rubin Carter (1937), Mitt Romney (1947), Lucy Liu (1968), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Busta Rhymes (1972), and Serena Williams (1981).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Diana Gabaldon ranks 151Before her are Ken Kesey (1935), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Maria Shriver (1955), Jean M. Auel (1936), and Thornton Wilder (1897). After her are Rex Stout (1886), Robert Wilson (1941), Seymour Hersh (1937), Don DeLillo (1936), Robin Hobb (1952), and Robert Bloch (1917).