Roberto Bolaño

1953 - 2003

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Roberto Bolaño Ávalos (Spanish: [roˈβeɾto βoˈlaɲo ˈaβalos] (listen); 28 April 1953 – 15 July 2003) was a Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist. In 1999, Bolaño won the Rómulo Gallegos Prize for his novel Los detectives salvajes (The Savage Detectives), and in 2008 he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666, which was described by board member Marcela Valdes as a "work so rich and dazzling that it will surely draw readers and scholars for ages". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberto Bolaño has received more than 712,749 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Roberto Bolaño is the 1,227th most popular writer (up from 1,374th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Chile (up from 17th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Chilean Writer.

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Among writers, Roberto Bolaño ranks 1,227 out of 5,794Before him are Winifred Wagner, Alexander Afanasyev, August von Kotzebue, James Clavell, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, and Ellen Key. After him are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Odo of Cluny, Phrynichus, and Philippe Soupault.

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Among people born in 1953, Roberto Bolaño ranks 47Before him are Guy Verhofstadt, Lenín Moreno, Ron Jeremy, Manuel Pellegrini, Felix Magath, and David Morse. After him are Steve Bannon, Alan Moore, Bill Pullman, John Zorn, Paul Krugman, and Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Among people deceased in 2003, Roberto Bolaño ranks 46Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Franco Corelli, Leslie Cheung, Mario Beccaria, John Schlesinger, and Nǃxau ǂToma. After him are Bob Hope, Rasul Gamzatov, Lee Yoo-hyung, Annemarie Schimmel, Jack Elam, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Roberto Bolaño ranks 15 out of 225Before him are Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), Violeta Parra (1917), Patricio Aylwin (1918), and Manuel Pellegrini (1953). After him are Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901), Lautaro (1534), Iván Zamorano (1967), and Luis Corvalán (1916).

Among WRITERS In Chile

Among writers born in Chile, Roberto Bolaño ranks 5Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Gabriela Mistral (1889), and Luis Sepúlveda (1949). After him are Nicanor Parra (1914), Antonio Skármeta (1940), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Francisco Coloane (1910), José Donoso (1924), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).