Jonathan Franzen

1959 - Today

Jonathan Franzen

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".Franzen has contributed to The New Yorker magazine since 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Franzen has received more than 1,418,066 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,976th most popular writer.

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  • 1.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jonathan Franzen ranks 2,971 out of 4,883Before him are Gustaf Fröding, Guan Daosheng, Hal Clement, Denis Davydov, Augusto Monterroso, and Juan Marsé. After him are Fedde Schurer, Ivo Brešan, Ana Blandiana, Antero de Quental, Mikha'il Na'ima, and Jules Vallès.

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Among people born in 1959, Jonathan Franzen ranks 100Before him are Nimr al-Nimr, Tobias Moretti, Pete Burns, Sigmar Gabriel, Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior, and Erhard Loretan. After him are Thomas Ravelli, Anatoly Onoprienko, Noureddine Bedoui, David Koresh, Lee Haney, and Koichi Tanaka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jonathan Franzen ranks 3,660 out of 12,171Before him are Pat Buchanan (1938), J. T. Walsh (1943), Bea Arthur (1922), James Rebhorn (1948), Erik Estrada (1949), and Bonnie Hunt (1961). After him are Lawrence Tierney (1919), Earl Boen (1945), Tom Atkins (1935), Louise Bryant (1885), Friz Freleng (1906), and Randall Duk Kim (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jonathan Franzen ranks 328Before him are Robert Penn Warren (1905), Lillian Hellman (1905), Fanny Crosby (1820), Joss Whedon (1964), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), and Hal Clement (1922). After him are V. C. Andrews (1923), Ralph Ellison (1914), L. Sprague de Camp (1907), Willa Cather (1873), Bruce Sterling (1954), and Steve Berry (1955).