Flannery O'Connor

1925 - 1964

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Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist. She wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a sardonic Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters, often in violent situations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Flannery O'Connor has received more than 2,755,310 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Flannery O'Connor is the 2,101st most popular writer (up from 2,358th in 2019), the 2,738th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,988th in 2019) and the 250th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Flannery O'Connor ranks 2,101 out of 5,755Before her are Almeida Garrett, Samael Aun Weor, Hermas, José Zorrilla, Sébastien Japrisot, and Georges Ohnet. After her are James Hilton, Matthieu Ricard, Arne Garborg, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, David Lodge, and Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi.

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Among people born in 1925, Flannery O'Connor ranks 140Before her are Alexandre do Nascimento, Jenő Buzánszky, Efim Geller, Michael Halliday, Zvi Zamir, and Aldo Ciccolini. After her are Max Morlock, Uzi Narkiss, Mario Merz, Manos Hatzidakis, Rabah Bitat, and Jean Raspail. Among people deceased in 1964, Flannery O'Connor ranks 64Before her are Gustav-Adolf von Zangen, Jean Fautrier, Flaminio Bertoni, Gerald Gardner, Adib Shishakli, and Hermann Breith. After her are Samuil Marshak, Franz Alexander, Julius Raab, Ben Hecht, Wanda Wasilewska, and Rauf Orbay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Flannery O'Connor ranks 2,738 out of 18,182Before her are Jermaine Jackson (1954), Anna Moffo (1932), Alexander Haig (1924), Edmond O'Brien (1915), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), and Joey DeMaio (1954). After her are Douglas Trumbull (1942), Neilia Hunter Biden (1942), Joseph Valachi (1904), Royal Rife (1888), John Milnor (1931), and J. Presper Eckert (1919).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Flannery O'Connor ranks 250Before her are John W. Campbell (1910), James M. Cain (1892), William Moulton Marston (1893), Erich Segal (1937), Djuna Barnes (1892), and Maurice Sendak (1928). After her are Fritz Leiber (1910), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harold Bloom (1930), Suzanne Collins (1962), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), and John Edward Williams (1922).