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 843,438 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Eudora Welty is the 4,243rd most popular writer (down from 3,938th in 2019), the 6,005th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,585th in 2019) and the 503rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Eudora Welty ranks 4,243 out of 5,794Before her are Riichi Yokomitsu, Stefano Benni, León Felipe, Julius Zeyer, Francisco Umbral, and Yoshiki Tanaka. After her are Hervé Guibert, Ki no Tomonori, Archibald MacLeish, Koji Suzuki, Anita Brookner, and Aneirin.

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Among people born in 1909, Eudora Welty ranks 232Before her are Jean Batten, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Frank Wykoff, Carlo Agostoni, Saunders Mac Lane, and Johnny Mercer. After her are Guillermo Eizaguirre, Gheorghe Albu, Shōhei Ōoka, Balamani Amma, Adalbert Deșu, and Zellig Harris. Among people deceased in 2001, Eudora Welty ranks 188Before her are Eileen Heckart, Jenő Fock, Ernst Baier, Delia Derbyshire, Yuri Ozerov, and Phoolan Devi. After her are Harry Winter, Alberto Gallardo, Stanislav Rostotsky, Franco Rasetti, Boris Rybakov, and Donella Meadows.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eudora Welty ranks 6,005 out of 15,968Before her are Edward Burns (1968), Cameron Boyce (1999), Monte Hellman (1932), Smedley Butler (1881), Jack Albertson (1907), and Jakob Dylan (1969). After her are Bridget Moynahan (1971), Ronnie Radke (1983), Edward M. House (1858), Archibald MacLeish (1892), Kevin Sussman (1970), and Jon Lovitz (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eudora Welty ranks 503Before her are R. J. Palacio (1963), Melissa Mathison (1950), Chris Van Allsburg (1949), Edna Ferber (1885), C. L. Moore (1911), and Anne Applebaum (1964). After her are Archibald MacLeish (1892), Candace Bushnell (1958), Brian Herbert (1947), John D. MacDonald (1916), Shirley Ann Grau (1929), and Horatio Alger (1832).