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Lygia Fagundes Telles

1923 - 2022

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Lygia Fagundes da Silva Telles (née de Azevedo Fagundes; Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈliʒiɐ faˈɡũdʒis ˈtɛlis]; 19 April 1918 – 3 April 2022) was a Brazilian novelist and writer. Educated as a lawyer, she began publishing soon after she completed high school and simultaneously worked as a solicitor and writer throughout most of her career. She was a recipient of the Camões Prize, the highest literary award of the Portuguese language and her works have received honors and awards from Brazil, Chile and France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lygia Fagundes Telles has received more than 88,794 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Lygia Fagundes Telles is the 4,705th most popular writer (down from 4,100th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 439th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Brazilian Writer.

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.70

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  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lygia Fagundes Telles ranks 4,705 out of 5,755Before her are Juan Meléndez Valdés, Niccolò Ammaniti, Linn Ullmann, Leslie Charteris, Ioannis Chrysafis, and Jacques Dupin. After her are Einar Már Guðmundsson, Thomas Dekker, Dany Laferrière, Alexander Vampilov, Ladislav Fuks, and Hamo Sahyan.

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Among people born in 1923, Lygia Fagundes Telles ranks 299Before her are Louise Brough, Cyril M. Kornbluth, Roy Dotrice, Gösta Löfgren, Bernard Clavel, and Aleksandra Chudina. After her are Eric Wolf, N. T. Rama Rao, Ladislav Fuks, Buddy DeFranco, Palden Thondup Namgyal, and Giorgio Albertazzi. Among people deceased in 2022, Lygia Fagundes Telles ranks 299Before her are Oleksandr Sydorenko, Arne Åhman, Aleksandr Gorshkov, Yoshio Kikugawa, Georgi Atanasov, and John Landy. After her are Rex Cawley, David Ray Griffin, Bernd Bransch, Ken Starr, Regimantas Adomaitis, and Franco Frattini.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Lygia Fagundes Telles ranks 520 out of 2,067Before her are Caio Júnior (1965), Anderson (1988), Eugênio Sales (1920), Argemiro (1915), José Guilherme Baldocchi (1946), and Eduardo da Silva (1983). After her are José Lázaro Robles (1924), José Augusto Brandão (1911), Nicette Bruno (1933), Marco Antônio (1951), Flávio Conceição (1974), and Luís Mesquita de Oliveira (1911).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Lygia Fagundes Telles ranks 30Before her are Castro Alves (1847), Gregório de Matos (1636), Olavo Bilac (1865), João Ubaldo Ribeiro (1941), João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920), and Erico Verissimo (1905). After her are Álvares de Azevedo (1831), Manuel Antônio de Almeida (1831), Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (1820), Alberto Dines (1932), João W. Nery (1950), and Lui Morais (1961).