Gwendolyn Brooks

1917 - 2000

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.Throughout her prolific writing career, Brooks received many more honors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gwendolyn Brooks has received more than 676,457 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Gwendolyn Brooks is the 5,055th most popular writer (down from 4,413th in 2019), the 9,040th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,667th in 2019) and the 698th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Gwendolyn Brooks ranks 5,055 out of 5,794Before her are Walker Percy, Thomas Lodge, Zitkala-Sa, Amira Hass, Mike Godwin, and Katie Couric. After her are Charlotte Mary Yonge, Michael Chabon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Richelle Mead, W. S. Merwin, and Grace Paley.

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Among people born in 1917, Gwendolyn Brooks ranks 248Before her are Lou Harrison, Oswald Karch, Jerry Wexler, Francis Parker Yockey, Leonard Chess, and David Hampshire. After her are Jack Lynch, Denis Healey, Walter Munk, Steve Cochran, Robert Merrill, and Arthur Laurents. Among people deceased in 2000, Gwendolyn Brooks ranks 242Before her are Jules Roy, George Montgomery, Yuriy Lituyev, Mildred Wiley, Robert Cormier, and Georgiy Gongadze. After her are Ann Doran, Big Pun, Mark R. Hughes, John Lindsay, Jimmie Davis, and Lynden Pindling.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gwendolyn Brooks ranks 9,040 out of 15,968Before her are John Cullum (1930), Todd Bridges (1965), Lindsey Graham (1955), Peter Kreeft (1937), Sheree North (1932), and Katie Couric (1957). After her are Jimmy Iovine (1953), Ann Doran (1911), Nicholas Colasanto (1924), Greg Graffin (1964), Frank Benford (1883), and Lawrence Tibbett (1896).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Gwendolyn Brooks ranks 698Before her are Tony Kushner (1956), Robert Cormier (1925), Walker Percy (1916), Zitkala-Sa (1876), Mike Godwin (1956), and Katie Couric (1957). After her are Michael Chabon (1963), Richelle Mead (1976), W. S. Merwin (1927), Grace Paley (1922), Ann Coulter (1961), and Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869).