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Norman Mailer

1923 - 2007

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Nachem Malech Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007), known by his pen name Norman Kingsley Mailer, was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, 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.His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948 and brought him early 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 3,559,604 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Norman Mailer is the 1,360th most popular writer (down from 1,248th in 2019), the 1,722nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,470th in 2019) and the 166th most popular American Writer.

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  • 62

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  • 6.06

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Among writers, Norman Mailer ranks 1,360 out of 5,755Before him are Sharafkhan Bidlisi, James Oliver Curwood, Ubertino of Casale, Adam de la Halle, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, and Edward Albee. After him are Diana Gabaldon, Callinus, Oribasius, Maryse Condé, Sławomir Mrożek, and Laonikos Chalkokondyles.

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Among people born in 1923, Norman Mailer ranks 67Before him are Chuck Yeager, Hank Williams, Stig Dagerman, Bert Trautmann, Chaleo Yoovidhya, and Victoria de los Ángeles. After him are Reinhart Koselleck, Richard Avedon, Lloyd Shapley, Leonid Gaidai, Ernest Mandel, and André Gorz. Among people deceased in 2007, Norman Mailer ranks 55Before him are Colin McRae, Ian Smith, Robert Adler, Magda Szabó, Sol LeWitt, and John Backus. After him are Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jupp Derwall, Anna Nicole Smith, Mary Douglas, Jean-Pierre Vernant, and André Gorz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 1,722 out of 18,182Before him are Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Edward Albee (1928), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Angela Bassett (1958), Joe Jackson (1928), and Eva Mendes (1974). After him are Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Juliet Anderson (1938), Diana Gabaldon (1952), Patrick Dempsey (1966), Roger Ebert (1942), and Count Basie (1904).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 166Before him are Robert Bloch (1917), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), and Edward Albee (1928). After him are Diana Gabaldon (1952), James Patterson (1947), Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), Ida Tarbell (1857), and Ira Levin (1929).