John Kennedy Toole

1937 - 1969

John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole (; December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, whose posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He also wrote The Neon Bible. Although several people in the literary world felt his writing skills were praiseworthy, Toole's novels were rejected during his lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kennedy Toole has received more than 618,772 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,796th most popular writer.

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Among writers, John Kennedy Toole ranks 1,794 out of 4,883Before him are Michael Jackson, Veronica Franco, Vsevolod Garshin, Ottavio Rinuccini, Lina Kostenko, and Hermann Bahr. After him are Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Mukhtar Auezov, Heinrich Glarean, Djuna Barnes, Abraham ibn Daud, and Guillaume de Lorris.

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Among people born in 1937, John Kennedy Toole ranks 109Before him are Daniel McFadden, Tung Chee-hwa, Monica Zetterlund, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Steven Berkoff, and Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria. After him are Anna Hazare, Emerich Jenei, Ange-Félix Patassé, Rubin Carter, Édith Scob, and Bella Akhmadulina. Among people deceased in 1969, John Kennedy Toole ranks 67Before him are Ernest Ansermet, Radivoj Korać, René Barrientos, Rómulo Gallegos, Artur da Costa e Silva, and Frederic Bartlett. After him are Eduardo Mondlane, Ramón Grau, Adolfo López Mateos, Kimon Georgiev, Carlos Marighella, and Markian Popov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Kennedy Toole ranks 2,116 out of 12,171Before him are Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Tico Torres (1953), Bill Finger (1914), Joseph Kittinger (1928), Karen Carpenter (1950), and Nick Holonyak (1928). After him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Susan Atkins (1948), J. J. Abrams (1966), Djuna Barnes (1892), Robert C. Merton (1944), and Beau Bridges (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Kennedy Toole ranks 209Before him are Raymond E. Feist (1945), Lewis Mumford (1895), Edward Gorey (1925), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harlan Coben (1962), and Bernard Malamud (1914). After him are Djuna Barnes (1892), Ida Tarbell (null), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Taliesin (518), Langston Hughes (1902), and John Barth (1930).