Guy Gavriel Kay

1954 - Today

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Guy Gavriel Kay (born November 7, 1954) is a Canadian writer of fantasy fiction. The majority of his novels take place in fictional settings that resemble real places during real historical periods, such as Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I or Spain during the time of El Cid. Kay has expressed a preference to avoid genre categorization of these works as historical fantasy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guy Gavriel Kay has received more than 509,204 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Guy Gavriel Kay is the 4,896th most popular writer (down from 4,349th in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from Canada (down from 407th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Canadian Writer.

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  • 510k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Guy Gavriel Kay ranks 4,896 out of 5,794Before him are Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Nedim Gürsel, Karel Schoeman, Gerrit Achterberg, Joel Lehtonen, and Douglas Coupland. After him are John Clare, Frank Schätzing, Martin Litchfield West, Whittaker Chambers, Robert Coover, and Dick King-Smith.

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Among people born in 1954, Guy Gavriel Kay ranks 356Before him are Michael Badalucco, Kiki Smith, Laima Vaikule, Gerónimo Barbadillo, Rick Warren, and George Lynch. After him are Alfonso Zamora, Neal Schon, Shigeharu Ueki, Jeffrey Combs, Bachendri Pal, and Idrissa Ouédraogo.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Guy Gavriel Kay ranks 419 out of 1,130Before him are Barbara Kent (1907), Wilfred Lucas (1871), Pauline Marois (1949), Sarah Polley (1979), Sarah Carter (1980), and Sarah Chalke (1976). After him are Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879), Daniel Powter (1971), Santino Marella (1974), Rob Gonsalves (1959), Dorothy Stratten (1960), and Robert Pickton (1949).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Guy Gavriel Kay ranks 28Before him are Nancy Huston (1953), Marie-Claire Blais (1939), George Woodcock (1912), Harold Russell (1914), Sven Delblanc (1931), and Duncan Regehr (1952). After him are Robert J. Sawyer (1960), Mark Strand (1934), Farley Mowat (1921), E. Pauline Johnson (1861), Gregory Colbert (1960), and Timothy Findley (1930).