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 733,346 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). E. L. Doctorow is the 2,341st most popular writer (up from 2,435th in 2019), the 2,957th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,930th in 2019) and the 277th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, E. L. Doctorow ranks 2,341 out of 5,794Before him are Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Elif Shafak, Richard Wurmbrand, Nennius, George Mosse, and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. After him are Valentin Kataev, Rosario Castellanos, Michael Ondaatje, Andrei Sinyavsky, Michele Ruggieri, and S. Ansky.

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Among people born in 1931, E. L. Doctorow ranks 162Before him are Claude Piron, Tomás Balcázar, Lê Khả Phiêu, Philip Baker Hall, Barbara Bain, and Antonella Lualdi. After him are Scotty Moore, Moshé Mizrahi, Dean Jones, Iajuddin Ahmed, Aleksei Gubarev, and Cristina Deutekom. Among people deceased in 2015, E. L. Doctorow ranks 121Before him are Vicente Aranda, Rose Francine Rogombé, Moses Malone, Ernst Fuchs, Guy Ligier, and Jørgen Ingmann. After him are Michael Graves, Dean Jones, Aleksei Gubarev, Ignacio Zoco, Kirk Kerkorian, and Doris Hart.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, E. L. Doctorow ranks 2,957 out of 15,968Before him are Dean Norris (1963), Rhea Seehorn (1972), Tico Torres (1953), Christina Ricci (1980), Susan Flannery (1939), and Emmylou Harris (1947). After him are Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Frederick Lorz (1884), Robert Parish (1953), R. Budd Dwyer (1939), Moondog (1916), and Michael Graves (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, E. L. Doctorow ranks 277Before him are Terry Goodkind (1948), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Elmore Leonard (1925), and Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919). After him are Jacques Futrelle (1875), John Cheever (1912), Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Alexandra Ripley (1934), and Orson Scott Card (1951).