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Robert Cormier

1925 - 2000

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Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American writer 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 more 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 326,974 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Cormier is the 5,762nd most popular writer (down from 5,039th in 2019), the 10,623rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,968th in 2019) and the 804th most popular American Writer.

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  • 3.51

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Among writers, Robert Cormier ranks 5,762 out of 5,755Before him are Cynthia Ozick, Thomas Lodge, Jerry Pournelle, Ama Ata Aidoo, Sam Lake, and Michelle Paver. After him are George Farquhar, Andrew Sarris, Sonja Åkesson, Compton Mackenzie, Pierdomenico Baccalario, and Lidija Dimkovska.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Cormier ranks 456Before him are Curt Lowens, Ted Lindsay, William Jones, Warren Frost, Tom Dowd, and Heinz Ulzheimer. After him are Frank Kameny, Roy Brown, Jimmy Dickinson, Morgan Woodward, Salil Chowdhury, and Albert Paulsen. Among people deceased in 2000, Robert Cormier ranks 291Before him are Big Pun, Ann Doran, Gloria Talbott, John O'Connor, Patricia Jones, and John Lindsay. After him are Alberto Demiddi, Alla Rakha, Donald Dewar, Kirsty MacColl, Duane Swanson, and Tranquilino Garcete.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 10,623 out of 18,182Before him are Shirley Scott (1934), Barrett Strong (1941), Lezley Zen (1974), Alan Ritchson (1982), Robin Lord Taylor (1978), and Philip Slone (1907). After him are Ari Aster (1986), Art Taylor (1929), A. E. Douglass (1867), William Samuel Johnson (1727), Tom Scott (1948), and Mike Campbell (1950).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 804Before him are Stephen Vincent Benét (1898), Elizabeth Moon (1945), Beverly Cleary (1916), Tristan Taormino (1971), Cynthia Ozick (1928), and Jerry Pournelle (1933). After him are Andrew Sarris (1928), Thomas Beatie (1974), Christopher Moore (1957), Kiera Cass (1981), David Gerrold (1944), and Lester Bangs (1948).