Patrick White

1912 - 1990

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Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who published 12 novels, three short-story collections, and eight plays, from 1935 to 1987. White's fiction employs humour, florid prose, shifting narrative vantage points and stream of consciousness techniques. In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature", as it says in the Swedish Academy's citation, the only Australian to have been awarded the prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick White has received more than 499,723 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Patrick White is the 841st most popular writer (down from 689th in 2019), the 653rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 528th in 2019) and the 89th most popular British Writer.

Patrick White was an Australian novelist and playwright. He is most famous for his novel "The Tree of Man," which won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.

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Among writers, Patrick White ranks 841 out of 5,794Before him are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Juliette Récamier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Solomon Northup, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Theognis of Megara. After him are Machado de Assis, Joannes Zonaras, Salvatore Quasimodo, Sidonius Apollinaris, André Bazin, and Aelius Donatus.

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Among people born in 1912, Patrick White ranks 37Before him are Jozef Gabčík, Pierre Boulle, Leonid Kantorovich, Konrad Emil Bloch, Otto Kretschmer, and Glenn T. Seaborg. After him are Otto Ernst Remer, Karl Malden, Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Juan Pujol García. Among people deceased in 1990, Patrick White ranks 25Before him are Lê Đức Thọ, Boris Shcherbina, Miguel Muñoz, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Keith Haring, and Bruno Bettelheim. After him are Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, Robert Hofstadter, Jacques Demy, Robert Noyce, and Rex Harrison.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Patrick White ranks 653 out of 6,924Before him are Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), John Davis (1550), Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), Tom Jones (1940), and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771). After him are Robert Carlyle (1961), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), James Lovelock (1919), Jude Law (1972), Freeman Dyson (1923), and Gerard Butler (1969).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Patrick White ranks 89Before him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), David Irving (1938), John Fowles (1926), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860). After him are Bruce Chatwin (1940), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), W. H. Auden (1907), E. M. Forster (1879), James May (1963), and Philip Pullman (1946).