Octavia E. Butler

1947 - 2006

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Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction author and a multiple recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, Butler became the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.Born in Pasadena, California, Butler was raised by her widowed mother. Extremely shy as a child, Butler found an outlet at the library reading fantasy, and in writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Octavia E. Butler has received more than 2,404,994 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Octavia E. Butler is the 4,161st most popular writer (down from 4,041st in 2019), the 5,837th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,868th in 2019) and the 487th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Octavia E. Butler ranks 4,161 out of 5,794Before her are Kate Wilhelm, Michel Déon, Ibn Warraq, Osman Nuri Topbaş, John Boyne, and Herman Heijermans. After her are Yuri Vizbor, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Erlend Loe, Paul Theroux, Gyula Illyés, and Christian Matras.

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Among people born in 1947, Octavia E. Butler ranks 375Before her are Marouf al-Bakhit, Geoffrey Hinton, Candy Clark, Aneka, Louise Arbour, and Hans-Jürgen Kreische. After her are Akira Terao, Sylvestre Ilunga, Elena Belova, Viktor Yerofeyev, Christian Piot, and Takeshi Urata. Among people deceased in 2006, Octavia E. Butler ranks 208Before her are Wolfgang Unzicker, Konstantin Beskov, Mario Francesco Pompedda, Don Knotts, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, and Ole Madsen. After her are Oskar Pastior, Dana Reeve, Andrey Petrov, William P. Gottlieb, Zdravko Rajkov, and Gordon Parks.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Octavia E. Butler ranks 5,837 out of 15,968Before her are Bob Lazar (1959), Bob Barker (1923), Marni Nixon (1930), Shannon Elizabeth (1973), Fanny Bullock Workman (1859), and Charles Bolden (1946). After her are Lucy Stone (1818), Irwin Winkler (1931), Enoch L. Johnson (1883), Steve Aoki (1977), Tom Wopat (1951), and Clifton Webb (1889).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Octavia E. Butler ranks 487Before her are Bill O'Reilly (1949), Alan Dean Foster (1946), Marilyn French (1929), William Gibson (1914), Michael Cristofer (1945), and Kate Wilhelm (1928). After her are Paul Theroux (1941), Ida B. Wells (1862), Art Buchwald (1925), Theodore Roszak (1933), Tom Robbins (1932), and Anita Loos (1889).