Robert Cormier

1925 - 2000

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Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American author and journalist, known for his deeply pessimistic novels, many of which were written for young adults. Recurring themes include abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal, and conspiracy. In most of his novels, the protagonists do not win.Cormier's most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down, and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Cormier has received more than 203,387 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Robert Cormier is the 5,046th most popular writer (down from 4,129th in 2019), the 8,985th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,191st in 2019) and the 693rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Cormier ranks 5,046 out of 5,794Before him are Marie NDiaye, Tony Kushner, Pavel Antokolsky, Lucía Etxebarría, María Dueñas, and Banjo Paterson. After him are Sony Lab'ou Tansi, François Nourissier, Walker Percy, Thomas Lodge, Zitkala-Sa, and Amira Hass.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Cormier ranks 385Before him are Yuriy Lituyev, Toivo Hyytiäinen, Gene Ammons, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, D. A. Pennebaker, and Doc Pomus. After him are Ted Lindsay, Curt Lowens, Joan Leslie, June Christy, Ruth First, and Roy Brown. Among people deceased in 2000, Robert Cormier ranks 240Before him are Malcolm Bradbury, Simeon Simeonov, Jules Roy, George Montgomery, Yuriy Lituyev, and Mildred Wiley. After him are Georgiy Gongadze, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ann Doran, Big Pun, Mark R. Hughes, and John Lindsay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 8,985 out of 15,968Before him are Bridget Regan (1982), Scott McCloud (1960), Jason Schwartzman (1980), Ethan Phillips (1955), Robert S. Langer (1948), and John N. Bahcall (1934). After him are Claire McDowell (1877), Bob Bryan (1978), Les Baxter (1922), Larry Miller (1953), Annette Charles (1948), and Robert Weinberg (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 693Before him are Judy Blume (1938), William Wallace Denslow (1856), Theodore Roethke (1908), Kenneth Rexroth (1905), Veronica Roth (1988), and Tony Kushner (1956). After him are Walker Percy (1916), Zitkala-Sa (1876), Mike Godwin (1956), Katie Couric (1957), Gwendolyn Brooks (1917), and Michael Chabon (1963).