Elizabeth Bowen

1899 - 1973

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Elizabeth Bowen CBE (; 7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish - British novelist and short story writer notable for her books about the "big house" of Irish landed Protestants as well her fiction about life in wartime London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Bowen has received more than 312,080 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Elizabeth Bowen is the 4,095th most popular writer (down from 3,395th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 141st in 2019) and the 31st most popular Irish Writer.

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Among writers, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 4,095 out of 5,794Before her are Pierre Emmanuel, Sara Lidman, Wen Yiduo, Dante Spinotti, Saadat Hasan Manto, and Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer. After her are Brian Lumley, T. C. Boyle, Marin Sorescu, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Ahmet Mithat, and Yordan Yovkov.

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Among people born in 1899, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 179Before her are Edward Chamberlin, Roger Vitrac, Eugeniusz Bodo, Anselmo Alliegro y Milá, Juan Trippe, and Wen Yiduo. After her are Gerald Moore, Robin Hill, Kamala Nehru, Frances Yates, Louise Nevelson, and Finn Ronne. Among people deceased in 1973, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 168Before her are Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Vera Panova, Raymond Schwartz, İbrahim Kaypakkaya, Charles Daniels, and Arthur Freed. After her are Gram Parsons, Lon Chaney Jr., Alexander Gorbatov, Alexander Rou, Otilio Ulate Blanco, and Erich Srbek.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 179 out of 460Before her are Aphex Twin (1971), Maeve Binchy (1939), Veronica Guerin (1958), Pat McDonald (1878), Ronnie Drew (1934), and George Allman (1812). After her are Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), Hugh O'Flaherty (1898), John Boyne (1971), Dorothea Jordan (1761), Jason O'Mara (1972), and Pat Cox (1952).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 31Before her are George Moore (1852), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), Richard Steele (1672), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), Brendan Behan (1923), and Maeve Binchy (1939). After her are John Boyne (1971), Jane Wilde (1821), Michael Scott (1959), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), Eoin Colfer (1965), and Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906).