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Lawrence Block

1938 - Today

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Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Block has received more than 429,615 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Block is the 2,540th most popular writer (down from 2,408th in 2019), the 3,277th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,051st in 2019) and the 298th most popular American Writer.

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  • 430k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lawrence Block ranks 2,540 out of 5,755Before him are Ram Prasad Bismil, Isak Samokovlija, Eric Roth, Yi Kwang-su, Mahasweta Devi, and Aelred of Rievaulx. After him are Sumitranandan Pant, Mary Astell, Timotheus of Miletus, Miklós Radnóti, He Zhizhang, and Lu Ji.

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Among people born in 1938, Lawrence Block ranks 191Before him are Daniel Buren, Perry Anderson, Jim Simons, Yuri Temirkanov, Carmela Corren, and Larry Niven. After him are Adolf Scherer, Jacqueline Andere, Jesús María Pereda, McCoy Tyner, Tufuga Efi, and Zbigniew Religa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Block ranks 3,277 out of 18,182Before him are Tyga (1989), Eric Roth (1945), Jay Rockefeller (1937), Dan Blocker (1928), Charles Duke (1935), and Maurice Hilleman (1919). After him are Louis Farrakhan (1933), Tate Donovan (1963), Richard Axel (1946), Dakota Johnson (1989), Joan Cusack (1962), and Wayne Knight (1955).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lawrence Block ranks 298Before him are Anne McCaffrey (1926), Larry Niven (1938), Jack Williamson (1908), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Stephenie Meyer (1973), and Eric Roth (1945). After him are Budd Schulberg (1914), Shere Hite (1942), Harlan Ellison (1934), Harold Robbins (1916), Horace McCoy (1897), and Gregory Corso (1930).