Maeve Binchy

1939 - 2012

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Anne Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Her novels were characterised by a sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, and surprise endings. Her novels, which were translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and her death at age 73, announced by Vincent Browne on Irish television late on 30 July 2012, was mourned as the death of one of Ireland's best-loved and most recognisable writers.She appeared in the US market, featuring on The New York Times best-seller list and in Oprah's Book Club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maeve Binchy has received more than 518,496 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Maeve Binchy is the 3,984th most popular writer (down from 3,591st in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 151st in 2019) and the 30th most popular Irish Writer.

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  • 29

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  • 4.21

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Among writers, Maeve Binchy ranks 3,984 out of 5,794Before her are Ashapurna Devi, Robert Bolt, Vincenzo Monti, David Mamet, Wilhelm Küchelbecker, and John Gower. After her are Alan Paton, Betty Mahmoody, Ion Druță, Tracy Chevalier, Felisberto Hernández, and Philipp Nicolai.

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Among people born in 1939, Maeve Binchy ranks 301Before her are Klavdiya Boyarskikh, Merab Kostava, Claudette Colvin, Flavio Cotti, Christodoulos of Athens, and Litokwa Tomeing. After her are Carolee Schneemann, Joe Sample, Livio Berruti, Harold E. Varmus, Len Cariou, and Wilhelmina Cooper. Among people deceased in 2012, Maeve Binchy ranks 233Before her are Florence Green, John Keegan, Andy Griffith, Ian Abercrombie, Jack Taylor, and Richard Lynch. After her are Vladimir Krutov, Paul Pietsch, Edvard Mirzoyan, Ramaz Shengelia, Txillardegi, and Richard D. Zanuck.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Maeve Binchy ranks 174 out of 460Before her are Alan Cunningham (1887), Brendan Behan (1923), Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Robert McClure (1807), and Aphex Twin (1971). After her are Veronica Guerin (1958), Pat McDonald (1878), Ronnie Drew (1934), George Allman (1812), Elizabeth Bowen (1899), and Seán T. O'Kelly (1882).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Maeve Binchy ranks 30Before her are Seán O'Casey (1880), George Moore (1852), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), Richard Steele (1672), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), and Brendan Behan (1923). After her are Elizabeth Bowen (1899), John Boyne (1971), Jane Wilde (1821), Michael Scott (1959), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), and Eoin Colfer (1965).