J. P. Donleavy

1926 - 2017

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James Patrick Donleavy (23 April 1926 – 11 September 2017) was an American-Irish novelist, short story writer and playwright. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. P. Donleavy has received more than 211,267 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). J. P. Donleavy is the 5,253rd most popular writer (down from 4,434th in 2019), the 10,297th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,834th in 2019) and the 778th most popular American Writer.

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, J. P. Donleavy ranks 5,253 out of 5,794Before him are Joel Surnow, Kevin J. Anderson, David McCullough, David Gerrold, Alastair Reynolds, and Kristina Ohlsson. After him are Mitch Albom, Saunders Lewis, Colley Cibber, Roddy Doyle, Studs Terkel, and Jaime Bayly.

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Among people born in 1926, J. P. Donleavy ranks 405Before him are Milo O'Shea, Beverly Garland, Audrey Williamson, Lionel Jeffries, Thomas Starzl, and Valentin Kuzin. After him are Bob Sweikert, Bob Richards, June Haver, Hazel Court, Ray Price, and Yash Pal. Among people deceased in 2017, J. P. Donleavy ranks 472Before him are Stephen Furst, Jim Nabors, Ryszard Parulski, Tommy Gemmell, Darrall Imhoff, and David Axelrod. After him are R. C. Sproul, Tim Parnell, Bruce Forsyth, Aaron Hernandez, Josip Weber, and Nicole Bricq.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. P. Donleavy ranks 10,297 out of 15,968Before him are James H. Billington (1929), Henry M. Jackson (1912), Frank Hussey (1905), John O'Connor (1920), Charles Moore (1929), and Eleanor Garatti (1909). After him are Mike Bordin (1962), Brian Hallisay (1978), Jay Mohr (1970), Mike Colter (1976), Kitty Carlisle (1910), and R. C. Sproul (1939).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, J. P. Donleavy ranks 778Before him are Lester Bangs (1948), Louise Glück (1943), Joel Surnow (1955), Kevin J. Anderson (1962), David McCullough (1933), and David Gerrold (1944). After him are Mitch Albom (1958), Studs Terkel (1912), Damon Lindelof (1973), Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872), Lydia Maria Child (1802), and Frederica Sagor Maas (1900).