Gene Wolfe

1931 - 2019

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Gene Rodman Wolfe (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short story writer and novelist, and won many literary awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Wolfe has received more than 813,121 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Gene Wolfe is the 3,605th most popular writer (down from 3,108th in 2019), the 4,758th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,043rd in 2019) and the 410th most popular Writer.

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  • 28

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  • 2.93

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  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Gene Wolfe ranks 3,605 out of 5,755Before him are Joe Haldeman, Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda, Octavia E. Butler, Esteban Echeverría, Jozef Miloslav Hurban, and Remmius Palaemon. After him are Ewald Christian von Kleist, Antun Gustav Matoš, Friedrich Theodor Vischer, William of Jumièges, Carmen Martín Gaite, and Charles Brockden Brown.

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Among people born in 1931, Gene Wolfe ranks 252Before him are Duško Gojković, Nick Bollettieri, Ingvar Wixell, Alex Soler-Roig, Cemal Süreya, and Ram Dass. After him are León Febres Cordero, Kenny Burrell, Sakyo Komatsu, Michel Deville, Mordecai Richler, and Dorothy Stang. Among people deceased in 2019, Gene Wolfe ranks 228Before him are Janet Asimov, Reinhard Bonnke, Jan Olszewski, Claude Goretta, Ram Dass, and José Nápoles. After him are Jean-Pierre Mocky, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, Bob Hawke, Eduardo Fajardo, Elio Sgreccia, and Donald Keene.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Wolfe ranks 4,758 out of 18,182Before him are Strom Thurmond (1902), Broderick Crawford (1911), Martin Donovan (1957), Ram Dass (1931), Kevin Schwantz (1964), and Fred Gwynne (1926). After him are Megan Thee Stallion (1995), Steve Kanaly (1946), Claudette Colvin (1939), Carl Spaatz (1891), Steven Zaillian (1953), and Charles Dillon Perrine (1867).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Gene Wolfe ranks 410Before him are Ralph Ellison (1914), Jonathan Littell (1967), Seymour Hersh (1937), Marta Kauffman (1956), Joe Haldeman (1943), and Octavia E. Butler (1947). After him are Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Connie Willis (1945), Elaine May (1932), Rube Goldberg (1883), George Washington Williams (1849), and Murray Leinster (1896).