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 323,467 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Edward Williams is the 1,538th most popular writer (up from 1,938th in 2019), the 1,895th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,300th in 2019) and the 182nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, John Edward Williams ranks 1,538 out of 5,794Before him are Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Hélène Cixous, Robert Silverberg, Per Wahlöö, Josep Pla, and Alphonse Allais. After him are Viktor Suvorov, Edward Lear, Jules Romains, Trygve Gulbranssen, Valery Bryusov, and Rubem Fonseca.

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Among people born in 1922, John Edward Williams ranks 103Before him are Leo Tindemans, Patrick Macnee, Guy Hamilton, Carlos Andrés Pérez, Clair Cameron Patterson, and Taro Kagawa. After him are Yvonne De Carlo, Eleanor Parker, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Rajko Mitić, Jonas Mekas, and Cyd Charisse. Among people deceased in 1994, John Edward Williams ranks 72Before him are Joseph Cotten, Jeffrey Dahmer, Max Bill, Chung Il-kwon, Tengiz Abuladze, and Cab Calloway. After him are Clement Greenberg, Jacques Ellul, Luis Ocaña, Lionel Stander, Walter Lantz, and Johannes Steinhoff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Edward Williams ranks 1,895 out of 15,968Before him are Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Robert Silverberg (1935), Charles Sweeney (1919), George Clinton (1739), Robby Krieger (1946), and Edward James Olmos (1947). After him are Katy Perry (1984), John Turturro (1957), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Michael Biehn (1956), Tom Regan (1938), and Walter Mondale (1928).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Edward Williams ranks 182Before him are Donald E. Westlake (1933), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Elizabeth George (1949), and Robert Silverberg (1935). After him are Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), James Bond (1900), Rick Riordan (1964), Edmond Hamilton (1904), Lewis Mumford (1895), and Eugene Nida (1914).