WRITER

Jan Guillou

1944 - Today

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Jan Oskar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjɑːn ɡɪˈjuː], French: [ɡiju]; born 17 January 1944) is a French-Swedish author and journalist. Guillou's fame in Sweden was established during his time as an investigative journalist, most notably in 1973 when he and co-reporter Peter Bratt exposed a secret and illegal intelligence organization in Sweden, Informationsbyrån (IB). He is still active within journalism as a column writer for the Swedish evening tabloid Aftonbladet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Guillou has received more than 230,157 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jan Guillou is the 1,156th most popular writer (up from 1,194th in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Swedish Writer.

Jan Guillou is most famous for writing a series of books called "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire."

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  • 27

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  • 2.56

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Jan Guillou ranks 1,156 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Péguy, Pierre Larousse, Michel Verne, Anton Praetorius, Ivan Cankar, and Blaise Cendrars. After him are Chinua Achebe, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Ugo Foscolo, Alcman, Aksel Sandemose, and Robert Browning.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1944, Jan Guillou ranks 76Before him are Peter Tosh, François Cevert, Makoto Kobayashi, Ian McDiarmid, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, and Serge Haroche. After him are Rudy Giuliani, Roger Daltrey, Gérard Mourou, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Keith Emerson, and Thein Sein.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Jan Guillou ranks 166 out of 1,296Before him are Alexander Roslin (1718), Nicolai Gedda (1925), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Gustaf de Laval (1845), John I of Sweden (1201), and Carl Michael Bellman (1740). After him are Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592), Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Hugo Alfvén (1872), Kurt Hamrin (1934), and Gideon Sundback (1880).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Jan Guillou ranks 14Before him are Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Maj Sjöwall (1935). After him are Ellen Key (1849), Stig Dagerman (1923), Per Wahlöö (1926), Håkan Nesser (1950), Camilla Läckberg (1974), and Olaus Petri (1493).