Farley Mowat

1921 - 2014

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Farley McGill Mowat, (May 12, 1921 – May 6, 2014) was a Canadian writer and environmentalist. His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17 million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer (1952) and Never Cry Wolf (1963). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farley Mowat has received more than 511,927 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Farley Mowat is the 5,016th most popular writer (down from 4,338th in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from Canada (down from 402nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Canadian Writer.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.85

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  • 3.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Farley Mowat ranks 5,016 out of 5,794Before him are Jamaica Kincaid, Bill Prady, Tom Brokaw, Beryl Bainbridge, Mamoni Raisom Goswami, and George B. Seitz. After him are Gunnel Vallquist, Jodi Picoult, Rói Patursson, James Herbert, Can Dündar, and Chaz Bono.

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Among people born in 1921, Farley Mowat ranks 329Before him are Geoffrey Crossley, Sam Tingle, Nando González, Stan Mortensen, Nelson Riddle, and Ann Savage. After him are Gordon Thomas, Gilbert Stork, Johnny Otis, François Picard, Art Clokey, and Gene Saks. Among people deceased in 2014, Farley Mowat ranks 362Before him are Angéla Németh, Rinnat Safin, Dorothy Cheney, Khushwant Singh, Armando Peraza, and Gyula Sax. After him are Lori Sandri, Kate O'Mara, John Houbolt, André Buffière, Dominique Baudis, and Franca Falcucci.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Farley Mowat ranks 476 out of 1,130Before him are Wendy Crewson (1956), David James Elliott (1960), August Ames (1994), Edison Chen (1980), Tyler Mane (1966), and Walter Byron (1894). After him are Tony Esposito (1943), Charles Tupper (1821), James Tupper (1965), Finn Wolfhard (2002), Charles Coughlin (1891), and Earl Thomson (1895).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Farley Mowat ranks 31Before him are Harold Russell (1914), Sven Delblanc (1931), Duncan Regehr (1952), Guy Gavriel Kay (1954), Robert J. Sawyer (1960), and Mark Strand (1934). After him are E. Pauline Johnson (1861), Gregory Colbert (1960), Timothy Findley (1930), Cory Doctorow (1971), Anita Sarkeesian (1983), and Robert C. Cooper (1968).