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John Edward Williams

1922 - 1994

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John Edward Williams (August 29, 1922 – March 3, 1994) was an American author, editor and professor. He was best known for his novels Butcher's Crossing (1960), Stoner (1965), and Augustus (1972), which won a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Edward Williams has received more than 362,603 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Edward Williams is the 2,186th most popular writer (down from 1,537th in 2019), the 2,833rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,894th in 2019) and the 256th most popular American Writer.

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  • 23

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  • 5.23

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  • 2.52

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Among writers, John Edward Williams ranks 2,186 out of 5,755Before him are Justus of Tiberias, Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Movses Kaghankatvatsi, S. Ansky, Álvaro Mutis, and Irvine Welsh. After him are Nima Yooshij, Cassius Longinus, Cleitarchus, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Mak Dizdar, and Magnus Felix Ennodius.

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Among people born in 1922, John Edward Williams ranks 149Before him are Albert Lamorisse, Eileen Essell, Alexander Zinoviev, Clair Cameron Patterson, Gerda Steinhoff, and Margherita Hack. After him are Anatoli Papanov, Anker Jørgensen, Stanley Schachter, Dilip Kumar, Guy Thys, and Stephen Toulmin. Among people deceased in 1994, John Edward Williams ranks 108Before him are Branko Mikulić, Wilma Rudolph, Enrique Líster, Max Morlock, Alexander Shelepin, and Joe Pass. After him are Mehmed Orhan, Heinz Rühmann, Manos Hatzidakis, Mario Brega, Christian-Jaque, and Zein Al-Sharaf Talal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Edward Williams ranks 2,833 out of 18,182Before him are Fess Parker (1924), Mahershala Ali (1974), Trini Lopez (1937), Jack Dorsey (1976), Betty Grable (1916), and George Segal (1934). After him are Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Karen Black (1939), Frances E. Allen (1932), Lauren Hutton (1943), Morgan Robertson (1861), and Walton Walker (1889).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Edward Williams ranks 256Before him are Flannery O'Connor (1925), Fritz Leiber (1910), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harold Bloom (1930), Suzanne Collins (1962), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918). After him are Morgan Robertson (1861), Ben Hecht (1893), Ivy Lee (1877), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), and John Kennedy Toole (1937).