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James Ellroy

1948 - Today

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Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels The Black Dahlia (1987) and L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Ellroy has received more than 1,569,162 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. James Ellroy is the 1,577th most popular writer (down from 1,358th in 2019), the 2,033rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,615th in 2019) and the 191st most popular American Writer.

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  • 57.17

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  • 32

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  • 5.01

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  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, James Ellroy ranks 1,577 out of 5,755Before him are Alphonse Allais, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Sergei Dovlatov, Alexander Belyaev, Alice Walker, and Olaudah Equiano. After him are Ippolita Maria Sforza, Alistair MacLean, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Sri Chinmoy, Yan Fu, and Táhirih.

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Among people born in 1948, James Ellroy ranks 112Before him are István Sándorfi, Susan Atkins, Joschka Fischer, Michel Suleiman, Hartmut Michel, and Alia Al-Hussein. After him are Roger Williamson, Ichirou Mizuki, Christopher A. Pissarides, Mark Phillips, Jimmy Choo, and Amadou Toumani Touré.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Ellroy ranks 2,033 out of 18,182Before him are Scottie Pippen (1965), Alice Walker (1944), Justin Timberlake (1981), Frank Borman (1928), Julius Erving (1950), and Jerry Reed (1937). After him are Jef Raskin (1943), Frank Borzage (1894), Ted Danson (1947), Al Lettieri (1928), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), and Joseph Greenberg (1915).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Ellroy ranks 191Before him are Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), Elizabeth George (1949), Wayne Dyer (1940), Lewis Mumford (1895), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), and Alice Walker (1944). After him are Walter Tevis (1928), Agnes Smedley (1892), Ken Wilber (1949), Eugene Nida (1914), Peter Benchley (1940), and Jane Jacobs (1916).