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Paul Scott

1920 - 1978

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Paul Mark Scott (25 March 1920 – 1 March 1978) was an English novelist best known for his tetralogy The Raj Quartet. In the last years of his life, his novel Staying On won the Booker Prize (1977). The series of books was dramatised by Granada Television during the 1980s and won Scott the public and critical acclaim that he had not received during his lifetime. Born in suburban London, Scott was posted to India, Burma and Malaya during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Scott has received more than 23,314 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Scott is the 5,783rd most popular writer, the 5,076th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 566th most popular British Writer.

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  • 15

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  • 2.88

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Among writers, Paul Scott ranks 5,783 out of 5,755Before him are David Gerrold, Lester Bangs, Bano Qudsia, Dejan Ajdačić, Joyce Cary, and Anderson Cooper. After him are Dan Houser, Paul Klebnikov, Michael Drayton, Richard A. Knaak, Kate Morton, and Linda Woolverton.

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Among people born in 1920, Paul Scott ranks 376Before him are Errol Barrow, Doug Serrurier, Hans Gerschwiler, Ronald Pope, Alberto Calderón, and Duncan Hamilton. After him are Walter Frederick Morrison, Ronald Searle, Ram Swarup, Tony Crook, Veerasamy Ringadoo, and Noel Neill. Among people deceased in 1978, Paul Scott ranks 233Before him are Pavel Antokolsky, Toivo Hyytiäinen, Malvina Reynolds, Károly Levitzky, Wendy Barrie, and Valerian Gracias. After him are Tom Wilson, Ray Noble, Tim McCoy, Lee Garmes, Theresa Weld, and Gertrude Mary Cox.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Scott ranks 5,076 out of 7,765Before him are Birdy (1996), Douglas Lowe (1902), Jo Cox (1974), Henry Banks (1913), Chris Lawrence (1933), and Eric Bristow (1957). After him are Dan Houser (1974), Michael Drayton (1563), William Gott (1897), Vince Cable (1943), John Lombe (1693), and Curtis Jones (2001).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Paul Scott ranks 566Before him are Jeff Noon (1957), Mary Lamb (1764), Thomas Lodge (1558), George Farquhar (1677), Compton Mackenzie (1883), and Joyce Cary (1888). After him are Dan Houser (1974), Michael Drayton (1563), Mo Hayder (1962), Christopher Fry (1907), Polly Samson (1962), and J. G. Farrell (1935).