Norman Mailer

1923 - 2007

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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, activist, filmmaker and actor. In a career spanning over six decades, Mailer had 11 best-selling books, at least one in each of the seven decades after World War II—more than any other post-war American writer.His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948 and brought him early and wide renown. His 1968 nonfiction novel Armies of the Night won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction as well as the National Book Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Mailer has received more than 2,611,015 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Norman Mailer is the 1,248th most popular writer (down from 1,204th in 2019), the 1,471st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,355th in 2019) and the 148th most popular American Writer.

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  • 60

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  • 3.22

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  • 5.86

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Among writers, Norman Mailer ranks 1,248 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas of Celano, Elsa Triolet, William Styron, Siegfried Lenz, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Cornelius Gallus. After him are Lee Child, Avienus, Mario Benedetti, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Emmanuelle Arsan, and Hartmann Schedel.

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Among people born in 1923, Norman Mailer ranks 58Before him are Aaron Spelling, Stephanie Kwolek, Masao Ono, Nizar Qabbani, Diane Arbus, and Rasul Gamzatov. After him are Merton Miller, Shūsaku Endō, Stjepan Bobek, André Gorz, Yaşar Kemal, and Aristides Pereira. Among people deceased in 2007, Norman Mailer ranks 45Before him are Abdul Rahman Arif, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jupp Derwall, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kornberg, and Joe Zawinul. After him are Mary Douglas, Sol LeWitt, Jean-Claude Brialy, Gaston Thorn, André Gorz, and Bob Denard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 1,471 out of 15,968Before him are George Dantzig (1914), Leslie Groves (1896), Paul Flory (1910), George Stigler (1911), Christine Baranski (1952), and Patrick Dempsey (1966). After him are Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Bannon (1953), Bob Fosse (1927), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Roy O. Disney (1893), and Lee Miller (1907).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 148Before him are Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), Dan Simmons (1948), Robert Bloch (1917), Jeffery Deaver (1950), and William Styron (1925). After him are Tom Wolfe (1930), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Thornton Wilder (1897), Rex Stout (1886), Robin Hobb (1952), and Erich Segal (1937).