Iris Murdoch

1919 - 1999

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Dame Jean Iris Murdoch ( MUR-dok; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net (1954), was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iris Murdoch has received more than 1,255,684 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Iris Murdoch is the 751st most popular writer (down from 700th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 26th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Irish Writer.

Iris Murdoch was a British novelist and philosopher. She is most famous for her novel "The Sea, The Sea" which won the Booker Prize in 1978.

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Among writers, Iris Murdoch ranks 751 out of 5,794Before her are Joseph Campbell, Tony Buzan, Mikael Agricola, Philippe Ariès, Alexander Blok, and Maya Angelou. After her are Raymond Carver, Wilhelm Hauff, Agathias, Antoine Galland, Ismail Gaspirali, and Antonio Machado.

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Among people born in 1919, Iris Murdoch ranks 27Before her are Leon Festinger, Siad Barre, Matilde Camus, Lino Ventura, Lex Barker, and Jack Palance. After her are Walter Scheel, Pierre Trudeau, Dino De Laurentiis, James Lovelock, Andreas Papandreou, and Moïse Tshombe. Among people deceased in 1999, Iris Murdoch ranks 23Before her are Fred Trump, Willi Stoph, Jerzy Grotowski, Joe DiMaggio, Julius Nyerere, and Desmond Llewelyn. After her are Petr Shelokhonov, Akio Morita, Oliver Reed, Glenn T. Seaborg, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Anatoliy Solovianenko.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Iris Murdoch ranks 28 out of 460Before her are Ernest Shackleton (1874), Columbanus (540), Katie McGrath (1983), Michael Collins (1890), Enya (1961), and Francis Beaufort (1774). After her are Lola Montez (1821), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bono (1960), Joseph Murphy (1898), Cillian Murphy (1976), and Ethel Voynich (1864).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Iris Murdoch ranks 9Before her are James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), and Laurence Sterne (1713). After her are Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), Thomas Moore (1779), and Oliver Goldsmith (1728).