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E. L. Doctorow

1931 - 2015

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Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known for his works of historical fiction. He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), and The March (2005). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. L. Doctorow has received more than 795,401 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. E. L. Doctorow is the 2,598th most popular writer (down from 2,339th in 2019), the 3,369th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,956th in 2019) and the 305th most popular American Writer.

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  • 4.22

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Among writers, E. L. Doctorow ranks 2,598 out of 5,755Before him are Đura Jakšić, John Moschus, Gustave Kahn, Sulpicia, Gregory Corso, and Marlen Haushofer. After him are Robert M. Parker Jr., Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani, Mariana Alcoforado, Seichō Matsumoto, Guan Hanqing, and Lois Lowry.

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Among people born in 1931, E. L. Doctorow ranks 180Before him are Carmen Dell'Orefice, Takashi Mizuno, Mwai Kibaki, Krzysztof Komeda, Lucian Mureșan, and Takashi Ono. After him are Dan Gurney, Adriana Asti, Chuck Feeney, Tommy Lapid, Franco Interlenghi, and Rubens de Falco. Among people deceased in 2015, E. L. Doctorow ranks 133Before him are James Aldridge, Wim Ruska, Diana Douglas, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Doris Hart, and Moses Malone. After him are Phil Taylor, André Glucksmann, Jørgen Ingmann, Halldór Ásgrímsson, Franco Interlenghi, and Carl Djerassi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, E. L. Doctorow ranks 3,369 out of 18,182Before him are Kate Hudson (1979), Charles J. Guiteau (1841), Gregory Corso (1930), Don Bluth (1937), Golden State Killer (1945), and John Amos (1939). After him are Milton L. Humason (1891), Robert Foxworth (1941), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Russell Means (1939), Eddie Albert (1906), and Smokey Robinson (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, E. L. Doctorow ranks 305Before him are Budd Schulberg (1914), Shere Hite (1942), Harlan Ellison (1934), Harold Robbins (1916), Horace McCoy (1897), and Gregory Corso (1930). After him are Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Lois Lowry (1937), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Elmore Leonard (1925), Robert Penn Warren (1905), and Charlie Kaufman (1958).