Eric Ambler

1909 - 1998

Eric Ambler

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an influential English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. He also worked as a screenwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Ambler has received more than 273,373 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,569th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Eric Ambler ranks 3,564 out of 4,883Before him are Georgette Heyer, Gjorgji Abadžiev, József Katona, Johan Henric Kellgren, Michel Déon, and John Gower. After him are Konstantin Aksakov, Ludovic Halévy, Robert Ettinger, Robert Greene, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, and Andrey Kurkov.

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Among people born in 1909, Eric Ambler ranks 182Before him are Eugenio Garin, Saunders Mac Lane, Aruna Asaf Ali, Piotr Jaroszewicz, Estella Agsteribbe, and James Agee. After him are Valentina Grizodubova, Alex Raymond, Shura Cherkassky, Arthur Machado, Ciro Alegría, and Severino Minelli. Among people deceased in 1998, Eric Ambler ranks 156Before him are Mary Cartwright, Roy Rogers, Gottfried Dienst, Leo Penn, Phil Hartman, and William Gaddis. After him are Consalvo Sanesi, Michael Tippett, Héctor Vilches, Cesare Perdisa, Raquel Rastenni, and Giovanni Valetti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Ambler ranks 2,606 out of 5,347Before him are Roger Rees (1944), Trevor Taylor (1936), Alan Brown (1919), John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845), E. H. Shepard (1879), and Cædwalla of Wessex (659). After him are Euphemia de Ross (1333), Patsy Kensit (1968), Sienna Guillory (1975), Robert Greene (1558), Dennis Nilsen (1945), and Andrew V. McLaglen (1920).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Eric Ambler ranks 319Before him are Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915), Edwin Atherstone (1788), E. L. James (1963), George Gissing (1857), Radclyffe Hall (1880), and Mary Renault (1905). After him are Robert Greene (1558), Robert Hugh Benson (1871), Ford Madox Ford (1873), W. S. Gilbert (1836), Robert Fisk (1946), and Robert Bolt (1924).