Paul Auster

1947 - Today

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Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American writer and film director. His notable works include The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Brooklyn Follies (2005), Invisible (2009), Sunset Park (2010), Winter Journal (2012), and 4 3 2 1 (2017). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Auster has received more than 1,640,394 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Paul Auster is the 366th most popular writer (up from 401st in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from United States (up from 409th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Writer.

Paul Auster is an American author, best known for his novels "The New York Trilogy" and "In the Country of Last Things".

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  • 1.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The New York Trilogy
The invention of solitude
Mr. Vertigo
The art of hunger
The Brooklyn Follies

Page views of Paul Austers by language

Over the past year Paul Auster has had the most page views in the with 192,961 views, followed by Spanish (87,218), and German (67,906). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (212.86%), Malagasy (144.98%), and Korean (76.25%)


Among writers, Paul Auster ranks 366 out of 7,302Before him are Margaret Mitchell, Christine de Pizan, Ian Fleming, Mahmoud Darwish, Mario Puzo, and Ahmad ibn Fadlan. After him are Jo Nesbø, Alphonse de Lamartine, Ennius, Octavio Paz, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Tulsidas.

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Among people born in 1947, Paul Auster ranks 20Before him are Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salman Rushdie, James Hunt, Shirin Ebadi, and Mario Draghi. After him are Takeshi Kitano, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paco de Lucía, Michael Porter, and O. J. Simpson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Auster ranks 347 out of 20,380Before him are Margaret Mitchell (1900), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Mario Puzo (1920), Sharon Stone (1958), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), and Calvin Klein (1942). After him are John Cage (1912), Julia Roberts (1967), Fred Astaire (1899), Rachel Carson (1907), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Spencer Tracy (1900).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Paul Auster ranks 33Before him are Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), Louise Glück (1943), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Margaret Mitchell (1900), and Mario Puzo (1920). After him are O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Philip Roth (1933).