WRITER

Roberto Bolaño

1953 - 2003

Roberto Bolaño

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 642,041 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,376th most popular writer.

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.73

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  • 3.18

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Roberto Bolaño ranks 1,375 out of 4,883Before him are Jacopo Sannazaro, Jan Kochanowski, Herodas, William Styron, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, and Georg Kaiser. After him are Surdas, Widukind of Corvey, Sadriddin Ayni, Camilla Läckberg, François de Malherbe, and Herrad of Landsberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Roberto Bolaño ranks 52Before him are John Zorn, Ségolène Royal, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Tess Gerritsen, Cha Bum-kun, and Jean Tirole. After him are Alfred Molina, Valery Gergiev, Ron Jeremy, José María Aznar, Dave Evans, and Tony Shalhoub. Among people deceased in 2003, Roberto Bolaño ranks 53Before him are Annemarie Schimmel, Lee Yoo-hyung, John Schlesinger, Bob Hope, Valentin Pavlov, and Denis Thatcher. After him are André Claveau, Rasul Gamzatov, Walt Whitman Rostow, Jack Elam, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, and Ilan Ramon.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Roberto Bolaño ranks 17 out of 152Before him are Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Violeta Parra (1917), Patricio Aylwin (1918), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), and Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911). After him are Lautaro (1534), Leonel Sánchez (1936), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Luis Corvalán (1916), and Iván Zamorano (1967).

Among WRITERS In Chile

Among writers born in Chile, Roberto Bolaño ranks 4Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), and Gabriela Mistral (1889). After him are Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Nicanor Parra (1914), Antonio Skármeta (1940), José Donoso (1924), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Alberto Hurtado (1901), and Gonzalo Rojas (1917).

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