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), The Big Nowhere (1988), L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Ellroy has received more than 1,232,847 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). James Ellroy is the 1,358th most popular writer (up from 1,747th in 2019), the 1,616th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,030th in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Writer.

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  • 32

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  • 5.71

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  • 2.75

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Among writers, James Ellroy ranks 1,358 out of 5,794Before him are Al-Khansa, Heiner Müller, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Régis Debray, Nadezhda Mandelstam, and Charles De Coster. After him are Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, James Murray, Antoine de Montchrestien, Christian Morgenstern, Ed McBain, and Colin Wilson.

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Among people born in 1948, James Ellroy ranks 71Before him are Dan Simmons, Michel Suleiman, Dominique Sanda, Rudolf Schenker, Jerzy Kukuczka, and Pim Fortuyn. After him are René Arnoux, Nathalie Baye, Claude Jade, Chris de Burgh, Don Airey, and John Noble.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Ellroy ranks 1,616 out of 15,968Before him are Grace Zabriskie (1941), Loretta Young (1913), Emilio Estevez (1962), Woody Guthrie (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), and Donna Haraway (1944). After him are James Irwin (1930), Creighton Abrams (1914), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Lance Armstrong (1971), Lil Wayne (1982), and Joseph Greenberg (1915).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Ellroy ranks 158Before him are Rex Stout (1886), Robin Hobb (1952), Erich Segal (1937), Michael Connelly (1956), Robert E. Howard (1906), and Gore Vidal (1925). After him are Ed McBain (1926), Don DeLillo (1936), Jack Vance (1916), Ira Levin (1929), James Patterson (1947), and Henry Steel Olcott (1832).