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Richard Ford

1944 - Today

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Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories. Ford received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1996 for Independence Day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Ford has received more than 609,378 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Ford is the 2,244th most popular writer (up from 2,444th in 2019), the 2,882nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,109th in 2019) and the 261st most popular American Writer.

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  • 54.27

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.02

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  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Richard Ford ranks 2,244 out of 5,755Before him are János Arany, Uhwudong, Ernst von Salomon, Leopoldo Alas, Germaine Greer, and Karlheinz Deschner. After him are Janus Pannonius, Inger Christensen, Zeb-un-Nissa, Udo Lindenberg, Valentin Kataev, and Mirza Shafi Vazeh.

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Among people born in 1944, Richard Ford ranks 197Before him are Hugo Gatti, Tsuyoshi Kunieda, Jacques Doillon, John Flanagan, Jeffrey Tambor, and Claude-Michel Schönberg. After him are Ron Huldai, Christine Chubbuck, Goukouni Oueddei, Oleg Yankovsky, Phillip Allen Sharp, and Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Ford ranks 2,882 out of 18,182Before him are Ed Sullivan (1901), John Havlicek (1940), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Stanley Schachter (1922), Jesse Douglas (1897), and KRS-One (1965). After him are Bobby Riggs (1918), Marc Jacobs (1963), Coretta Scott King (1927), Ralph Craig (1889), Delbert Mann (1920), and Sam Giancana (1908).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Ford ranks 261Before him are Theodore Sturgeon (1918), John Edward Williams (1922), Morgan Robertson (1861), Ben Hecht (1893), Ivy Lee (1877), and Margaret Fuller (1810). After him are John Kennedy Toole (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Terence McKenna (1946), Jonathan Franzen (1959), S. S. Van Dine (1888), and Terry Goodkind (1948).