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Russell Banks

1940 - 2023

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Russell Earl Banks (March 28, 1940 – January 7, 2023) was an American writer of fiction and poetry. His novels are known for "detailed accounts of domestic strife and the daily struggles of ordinary often-marginalized characters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Russell Banks has received more than 360,265 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Russell Banks is the 4,654th most popular writer (down from 4,559th in 2019), the 6,654th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,822nd in 2019) and the 542nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 360k

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  • 46.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Russell Banks ranks 4,654 out of 5,755Before him are Marin Sorescu, William Dean Howells, Katarina Frostenson, Zig Ziglar, Jean Cau, and Jan van Beers. After him are R. A. Lafferty, Marcel Boulenger, Abaz Arslanagić, Michel Tremblay, Ramón Pérez de Ayala, and Terenci Moix.

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Among people born in 1940, Russell Banks ranks 358Before him are Wolfgang Clement, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Padma Sachdev, Jean-Paul Proust, Lorella De Luca, and John Warnock. After him are Ole Ernst, Yambo Ouologuem, Jean-Claude Andruet, Reinhard Furrer, Rex Cawley, and Chuck Mangione. Among people deceased in 2023, Russell Banks ranks 60Before him are Marcos Alonso, Rosi Mittermaier, Murtaza Rakhimov, Klas Lestander, Melinda Dillon, and Tom Verlaine. After him are Alberto Mario González, Abraham Lempel, Fay Weldon, John Zizioulas, Abdelsalam Majali, and Argentina Menis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Russell Banks ranks 6,654 out of 18,182Before him are Louise Lasser (1939), John Hinckley Jr. (1955), Jean Bartik (1924), Richard Herd (1932), Michael Beck (1949), and Oliver Nelson (1932). After him are R. A. Lafferty (1914), David Tudor (1926), Busby Berkeley (1895), Katherine Moennig (1977), Chrissy Teigen (1985), and Ryan Eggold (1984).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Russell Banks ranks 542Before him are Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863), William Dean Howells (1837), and Zig Ziglar (1926). After him are R. A. Lafferty (1914), Ann Druyan (1949), Steven Millhauser (1943), Bill O'Reilly (1949), Ben Bova (1932), and Richard Russo (1949).