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Lydia Davis

1947 - Today

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Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, who often writes extremely brief short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lydia Davis has received more than 317,678 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lydia Davis is the 3,929th most popular writer (down from 3,729th in 2019), the 5,351st most popular biography from United States (down from 5,011th in 2019) and the 459th most popular American Writer.

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  • 320k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Lydia Davis ranks 3,929 out of 5,794Before her are Josefina Pla, Brigitte Hamann, Taslima Nasrin, Gabriello Chiabrera, Jack Finney, and Petko Slaveykov. After her are Francis Marrash, Agnes Miegel, Robert B. Parker, Johannes Bobrowski, Larysa Hienijuš, and Brandon Sanderson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Lydia Davis ranks 344Before her are Miguel Ángel González Suárez, Bunny Wailer, Clare Torry, Alain Bashung, Frank J. Tipler, and Daishiro Yoshimura. After her are Warren Clarke, Nolan Ryan, Kim Campbell, Abraham Laboriel, Ricardo Teixeira, and Terje Rypdal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lydia Davis ranks 5,351 out of 15,968Before her are Honus Wagner (1874), Frank J. Tipler (1947), Suzy Amis Cameron (1962), Beth Hart (1972), Ronee Blakley (1945), and Jack Finney (1911). After her are Zendaya (1996), Mark Rolston (1956), Carter Burwell (1954), Gary Dourdan (1966), Kevin Conway (1942), and Boz Scaggs (1944).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lydia Davis ranks 459Before her are C. J. Cherryh (1942), Elizabeth Strout (1956), Chester Himes (1909), Greg Bear (1951), Lester del Rey (1915), and Jack Finney (1911). After her are Robert B. Parker (1932), Brandon Sanderson (1975), Frank Norris (1870), William Gaddis (1922), Judith Krantz (1928), and William Dean Howells (1837).