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Don DeLillo

1936 - Today

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Donald Richard DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, politics, economics, and global terrorism. DeLillo was already a well-regarded cult writer in 1985, when the publication of White Noise brought him widespread recognition and won him the National Book Award for fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don DeLillo has received more than 1,723,853 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Don DeLillo is the 1,328th most popular writer (up from 1,365th in 2019), the 1,663rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,629th in 2019) and the 159th most popular American Writer.

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  • 40

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  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Don DeLillo ranks 1,328 out of 5,755Before him are Magda Szabó, Stéphane Hessel, Kjell Askildsen, Robert Sheckley, Hayim Nahman Bialik, and Cees Nooteboom. After him are Konstantin Simonov, Xavier de Maistre, Siegfried Kracauer, Liang Qichao, Joseph Karo, and Vladimir Bartol.

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Among people born in 1936, Don DeLillo ranks 84Before him are Moussa Traoré, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Leonid Kuravlyov, Valerie Solanas, Ljubiša Samardžić, and Paul L. Smith. After him are Frank Stella, David Yonggi Cho, Kenneth G. Wilson, Joe D'Amato, Alan Alda, and Raymond Poulidor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don DeLillo ranks 1,663 out of 18,182Before him are Mildred Harris (1901), John Fogerty (1945), Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Robert Sheckley (1928), Chuck Yeager (1923), and (1975). After him are Dave Mustaine (1961), Alan Kay (1940), Frank Stella (1936), Lee Remick (1935), Ornette Coleman (1930), and William C. Durant (1861).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Don DeLillo ranks 159Before him are Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), Robin Hobb (1952), James Baldwin (1924), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), and Robert Sheckley (1928). After him are Robert Bloch (1917), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), and Edward Albee (1928).