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Shirley Jackson

1916 - 1965

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Shirley Hardie Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American writer known primarily for her works of horror and mystery. Over the duration of her writing career, which spanned over two decades, she composed six novels, two memoirs, and more than 200 short stories. Born in San Francisco, California, Jackson attended Syracuse University in New York, where she became involved with the university's literary magazine and met her future husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Jackson has received more than 3,560,347 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Shirley Jackson is the 1,912th most popular writer (up from 2,570th in 2019), the 2,462nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,285th in 2019) and the 228th most popular American Writer.

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  • 32

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  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Shirley Jackson ranks 1,912 out of 5,755Before her are Albert Cohen, Nora Ephron, Roger Peyrefitte, Paul Gerhardt, Ross Macdonald, and Fan Zhongyan. After her are Al-Hariri of Basra, Jonas Lie, Maria Konopnicka, Sister Nivedita, Denis Fonvizin, and Ahmad ibn Arabshah.

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Among people born in 1916, Shirley Jackson ranks 86Before her are Hamani Diori, Archduke Felix of Austria, Luigi Comencini, Kristján Eldjárn, Pierre Messmer, and Yekaterina Budanova. After her are Hubert Maga, José Manuel Moreno, Mika Špiljak, Julio César Turbay Ayala, Hilary Koprowski, and James Herriot. Among people deceased in 1965, Shirley Jackson ranks 60Before her are Sydney Chaplin, Humberto Delgado, Ladislas Starevich, George Adamski, Carl Oberg, and Edgard Varèse. After her are William M. Branham, William Heard Kilpatrick, Taimur bin Feisal, Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern, Leopold Figl, and José Mendes Cabeçadas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shirley Jackson ranks 2,462 out of 18,182Before her are Paul Milgrom (1948), Allan Kaprow (1927), Lynda Carter (1951), King Oliver (1881), Ross Macdonald (1915), and Charles Grodin (1935). After her are Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Richard R. Schrock (1945), J. T. Walsh (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Chris Pine (1980), and Peter Diamond (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Shirley Jackson ranks 228Before her are Bob Woodward (1943), Alex Haley (1921), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Kathy Reichs (1948), Nora Ephron (1941), and Ross Macdonald (1915). After her are Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Anne Sexton (1928), Kate Millett (1934), Tony Robbins (1960), Alfred Bester (1913), and John Grinder (1940).