Jenny Erpenbeck

1967 - Today

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Jenny Erpenbeck (German pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛni ˈɛʁpm̩bɛk]; born 12 March 1967) is a German writer and opera director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jenny Erpenbeck has received more than 177,946 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jenny Erpenbeck is the 6,419th most popular writer (down from 6,058th in 2019), the 5,702nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 5,167th in 2019) and the 357th most popular German Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Go, Went, Gone
Berlin (germany), fiction, Fiction, general
Not a Novel
Germanic literature
The End of Days
Fiction, general
The end of days
Fiction, Death, History
Consists essentially of five "books," each of which leads to a different death for an unnamed woman protagonist. How could it all have gone differently? the narrator asks in the intermezzos between. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna, but her strange relationship with a boy leads to another death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, but our heroine is sent to a labor camp. She is spared in the next chapter with the help of someone's intervention and returns to Berlin to become a respected writer.


Among writers, Jenny Erpenbeck ranks 6,419 out of 7,302Before her are Jáchym Topol, Frances Wright, Michal Šanda, Thomas Hood, Klas Östergren, and Tana French. After her are Barbara Kingsolver, Rick Yancey, Anna Löwenstein, Jonathan Rosenbaum, James Lipton, and Ruth Graham.

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Among people born in 1967, Jenny Erpenbeck ranks 446Before her are Alan Gilbert, Nobuhiro Takeda, Alberto Otárola, Jeff Jarrett, Anita Wachter, and Joseph M. Acaba. After her are Matthew Barney, Nick Clegg, Palhinha, Marc Warren, Andrew Dominik, and Salli Richardson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jenny Erpenbeck ranks 5,702 out of 7,253Before her are Christina Heinich (1949), Bushido (1978), Yvonne Catterfeld (1979), André Lotterer (1981), Michelle (1972), and Frank Rost (1973). After her are DJ Hell (1962), John Kilian (1811), Ulrike Bruns (1953), Wolfgang Hoppe (1957), Brigitte Rohde (1954), and Amin Younes (1993).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Jenny Erpenbeck ranks 357Before her are Andreas Eschbach (1959), Daniel Kehlmann (1975), Wolfdietrich Schnurre (1920), Sybille Bedford (1911), Wolf Blitzer (1948), and Graciano Rocchigiani (1963). After her are Denis Johnson (1949), Ralf Rothmann (1953), Sibylle Lewitscharoff (1954), Nele Neuhaus (1967), Judith Hermann (1970), and Ingo Schulze (1962).