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Jonathan Franzen

1959 - Today

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Jonathan Earl Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel The Corrections, a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew widespread critical acclaim, earned Franzen a National Book Award, was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, earned a James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. His novel Freedom (2010) garnered similar praise and led to an appearance on the cover of Time magazine alongside the headline "Great American Novelist". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Franzen has received more than 2,085,778 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jonathan Franzen is the 2,291st most popular writer (up from 3,158th in 2019), the 2,930th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,122nd in 2019) and the 265th most popular American Writer.

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  • 2.1M

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  • 54.12

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.78

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Jonathan Franzen ranks 2,291 out of 5,755Before him are Wieland Wagner, Richard Wurmbrand, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Theodore Prodromos, Marthe Bibesco, and Günter Wallraff. After him are Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Ai Qing, Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, Stefan Żeromski, and Francesc Eiximenis.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1959, Jonathan Franzen ranks 78Before him are Allison Janney, Yasmina Reza, Miki Matsubara, Vincent Lindon, Renny Harlin, and Muhammad bin Nayef. After him are Chan Santokhi, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Linda Blair, Lee Haney, Matthew Modine, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jonathan Franzen ranks 2,930 out of 18,182Before him are Audre Lorde (1934), Stephen Smale (1930), Terence McKenna (1946), J. P. Guilford (1897), Don Norman (1935), and Kurtwood Smith (1943). After him are Joel Asaph Allen (1838), Jerry Brudos (1939), Linda Nochlin (1931), Bill Hewlett (1913), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), and Dolores Costello (1903).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jonathan Franzen ranks 265Before him are Ivy Lee (1877), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), and Terence McKenna (1946). After him are S. S. Van Dine (1888), Terry Goodkind (1948), Neil Postman (1931), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Edward Bunker (1933), and Mary Baker Eddy (1821).