Ngaio Marsh

1895 - 1982

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Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh (; 23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982) was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966.Marsh is known as one of the "Queens of Crime", along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ngaio Marsh has received more than 522,248 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ngaio Marsh is the 2,394th most popular writer (up from 3,426th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular New Zealander Writer.

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Among writers, Ngaio Marsh ranks 2,394 out of 5,794Before her are Victorinus of Pettau, Izumi Shikibu, Jules Guesde, Daṇḍin, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. After her are Félix Fénéon, Dezső Kosztolányi, Jojo Moyes, Patrick Pearse, Heinrich von Veldeke, and Alexandra Ripley.

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Among people born in 1895, Ngaio Marsh ranks 115Before her are Erich Abraham, Walter Stennes, Immanuel Velikovsky, Bertil Lindblad, Paul Giesler, and Gregorio Pietro Agagianian. After her are Pan Yuliang, Roza Eskenazi, Jakov Gotovac, René Mayer, Andrey Andreyevich Andreyev, and Leonid Utyosov. Among people deceased in 1982, Ngaio Marsh ranks 97Before her are Isa Miranda, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, Riccardo Paletti, Harold Sakata, Eduard Tubin, and John Cheever. After her are Elio Petri, Alberto Cavalcanti, Patrick Magee, Pavel Rotmistrov, David Frankfurter, and Jakov Gotovac.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Ngaio Marsh ranks 20 out of 206Before her are Alan Dale (1947), Martin Campbell (1943), Bruce Spence (1945), John Money (1921), Jane Campion (1954), and Karl Urban (1972). After her are Manu Bennett (1969), Marton Csokas (1966), Nancy Wake (1912), Patsy Reddy (1954), Peter Snell (1938), and Cliff Curtis (1968).

Among WRITERS In New Zealand

Among writers born in New Zealand, Ngaio Marsh ranks 2Before her are Katherine Mansfield (1888). After her are Richard Curtis (1956), Janet Frame (1924), Margaret Mahy (1936), Hugh Walpole (1884), Keri Hulme (1947), Philippa Boyens (2000), and Hamish Bond (1986).