James Herbert

1943 - 2013

Photo of James Herbert

Icon of person James Herbert

James John Herbert, OBE (8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013) was an English horror writer. A full-time writer, he also designed his own book covers and publicity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Herbert has received more than 407,851 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). James Herbert is the 5,020th most popular writer (down from 4,353rd in 2019), the 4,282nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,650th in 2019) and the 498th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 410k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of James Herberts by language


Among writers, James Herbert ranks 5,020 out of 5,794Before him are Mamoni Raisom Goswami, George B. Seitz, Farley Mowat, Gunnel Vallquist, Jodi Picoult, and Rói Patursson. After him are Can Dündar, Chaz Bono, Judy Blume, William Wallace Denslow, Javed Akhtar, and Theodore Roethke.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1943, James Herbert ranks 491Before him are Liu Chao-shiuan, Roy Estrada, Colin Baker, Gerhard Auer, Mariann Fischer Boel, and Tony Esposito. After him are Bob Avakian, John Oliver Creighton, Albin Vidović, Veronica Hamel, Manfred Schnelldorfer, and Martin Mull. Among people deceased in 2013, James Herbert ranks 362Before him are Huell Howser, Santiago Santamaría, Robert Byrne, Arpad Miklos, Armen Alchian, and Aaron Swartz. After him are Gordon Thomas, Mohamed Brahmi, Simon Pimenta, Don Meineke, Stanislav Stepashkin, and Henry Taylor.

Others Born in 1943

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2013

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Herbert ranks 4,282 out of 6,924Before him are John Smith (1938), John Dill (1881), Ian McElhinney (1948), Chris Dreja (1945), Robert Service (1947), and Chris Lawrence (1933). After him are Gary Cahill (1985), Michael Winterbottom (1961), Will Champion (1978), Bart McGhee (1899), Joseph Thomson (1858), and Ernest Townsend (1880).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Herbert ranks 498Before him are Darren Shan (1972), Ernest Dowson (1867), Dorothy Richardson (1873), Sarah Waters (1966), Angie Sage (1952), and Beryl Bainbridge (1932). After him are Polly Samson (1962), Robert Edmond Grant (1793), Sam Houser (1972), Thomas Lodge (1558), Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823), and Jhumpa Lahiri (1967).