Gene Wolfe

1931 - 2019

Gene Wolfe

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 science fiction and fantasy literary awards.Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series (four volumes, 1980–1983), the first part of his "Solar Cycle". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Wolfe has received more than 575,631 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,910th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Gene Wolfe ranks 1,907 out of 4,883Before him are Fredric Jameson, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Benjamin Péret, Siri Hustvedt, and Rosario Castellanos. After him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Ludwig Uhland, Joseph Joffo, Ross Macdonald, Samael Aun Weor, and Friedrich Rückert.

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Among people born in 1931, Gene Wolfe ranks 118Before him are Lamberto Dini, Masaaki Hatsumi, Reizo Fukuhara, Daniel Ellsberg, Márta Mészáros, and Alfred Schmidt. After him are Joseph Joffo, Pierre Nora, Iajuddin Ahmed, Dries van Agt, Marianne Koch, and Neil Postman. Among people deceased in 2019, Gene Wolfe ranks 117Before him are Johnny Clegg, Claude Goretta, Chelo Alonso, Isacio Calleja, Sergei Yursky, and Édith Scob. After him are Negasso Gidada, Emiliano Sala, Luciano De Crescenzo, Robert Waseige, Anatoly Lukyanov, and Katherine Helmond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Wolfe ranks 2,255 out of 12,171Before him are Fredric Jameson (1934), Stockard Channing (1944), Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890). After him are Dwight F. Davis (1879), Ross Macdonald (1915), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), J. Walter Christie (1865), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), and George Kelly (1905).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Gene Wolfe ranks 222Before him are Johnston McCulley (1883), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), James M. Cain (1892), Eugene Nida (1914), Fredric Jameson (1934), and Siri Hustvedt (1955). After him are Ross Macdonald (1915), William Peter Blatty (1928), Suzanne Collins (1962), John Edward Williams (1922), Neil Postman (1931), and Alex Haley (1921).