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Eudora Welty

1909 - 2001

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Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American short story writer, novelist and photographer who wrote about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the South. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eudora Welty has received more than 1,083,926 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Eudora Welty is the 4,605th most popular writer (down from 4,240th in 2019), the 6,583rd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,001st in 2019) and the 527th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Eudora Welty ranks 4,605 out of 5,755Before her are Régine Deforges, George du Maurier, Ingrid Noll, Süreyya Ağaoğlu, Philaenis, and Shōhei Ōoka. After her are João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Gjorgji Abadžiev, John Boyne, Sophia Elisabet Brenner, Kostas Varnalis, and Padma Sachdev.

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Among people born in 1909, Eudora Welty ranks 252Before her are Mike Todd, Ramón Villeda Morales, Arthur Jonath, Johnny Mercer, Chester Himes, and Shōhei Ōoka. After her are Uku Masing, Neal E. Miller, Elis Wiklund, Gheorghe Albu, Hermann Paul Müller, and Paul A. Baran. Among people deceased in 2001, Eudora Welty ranks 208Before her are Alberto Gallardo, Stanislav Rostotsky, Mario Perazzolo, Boris Rybakov, Salahuddin of Selangor, and Juan Acuña. After her are Bill Roberts, Thomas Sebeok, Édouard Artigas, Luise Krüger, Joe Fagan, and Michael Dertouzos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eudora Welty ranks 6,583 out of 18,182Before her are Robert Armstrong (1890), John Corigliano (1938), William Luther Pierce (1933), F. Holland Day (1864), Traylor Howard (1966), and Brad Whitford (1952). After her are John Getz (1946), Elizabeth Roemer (1929), Garret Dillahunt (1964), Louise Brough (1923), David Twohy (1955), and Zack de la Rocha (1970).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eudora Welty ranks 527Before her are Richard Powers (1957), David Weber (1952), Chester Himes (1909), John O'Hara (1905), James E. Gunn (1923), and Jaroslav Pelikan (1923). After her are Frank Norris (1870), Judith Krantz (1928), Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), and Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863).