J. G. Farrell

1935 - 1979

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James Gordon Farrell (25 January 1935 – 11 August 1979) was an English-born novelist of Irish descent who spent much of his childhood in Ireland. He gained prominence for a series of novels known as "the Empire Trilogy" (Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapur and The Singapore Grip), which deal with the political and human consequences of British colonial rule. Troubles received the 1971 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and The Siege of Krishnapur received the 1973 Booker Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. G. Farrell has received more than 197,401 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). J. G. Farrell is the 5,333rd most popular writer (down from 4,589th in 2019), the 4,896th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,059th in 2019) and the 559th most popular British Writer.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.80

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  • 3.63

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Among writers, J. G. Farrell ranks 5,333 out of 5,794Before him are Kathryn Stockett, Ramon Solsona i Sancho, Alice Hoffman, John Patrick Shanley, Gilles Leroy, and João W. Nery. After him are Albrecht Behmel, Jay Asher, David Foenkinos, Jasper Fforde, Anthony E. Zuiker, and Oliver La Farge.

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Among people born in 1935, J. G. Farrell ranks 381Before him are Jim Bolger, Daniel Williams, Ron Springett, John Inman, P. J. Patterson, and Bill Brack. After him are Kofi Awoonor, Patricia Bredin, Herb Kohl, Stevie Chalmers, Harry B. Gray, and John Cordts. Among people deceased in 1979, J. G. Farrell ranks 222Before him are Vivian Vance, Loren Murchison, Akwasi Afrifa, Ethel Lackie, Jean Stafford, and Jimmy McCulloch. After him are Sally Rand, Walter Dietrich, Yvonne Mitchell, William Gargan, and Claudia Jennings.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. G. Farrell ranks 4,896 out of 6,924Before him are Anna Chancellor (1965), Tara Fitzgerald (1967), Rachel Hurd-Wood (1990), Malcolm Allison (1927), Button Gwinnett (1735), and Dennis Wise (1966). After him are Tanya Tate (1979), Martin Atkinson (1971), Ashley Jensen (1969), Joey Barton (1982), Jasper Fforde (1961), and Conn Iggulden (1971).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. G. Farrell ranks 559Before him are Bernice Rubens (1923), Max Hastings (1945), R. S. Thomas (1913), Zadie Smith (1975), Richard Lovelace (1617), and Barry Unsworth (1930). After him are Jasper Fforde (1961), Conn Iggulden (1971), John Lydgate (1370), Angus Wilson (1913), Louis de Bernières (1954), and Laurie Lee (1914).