Tom Sharpe

1928 - 2013

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Thomas Ridley Sharpe (30 March 1928 – 6 June 2013) was an English satirical novelist, best known for his Wilt series, as well as Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, all three of which were adapted for television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Sharpe has received more than 307,250 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Tom Sharpe is the 1,988th most popular writer (up from 2,064th in 2019), the 1,543rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,538th in 2019) and the 175th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Tom Sharpe ranks 1,988 out of 5,794Before him are Honoré d'Urfé, Eugenio Barba, Fan Zhongyan, Thomas Kyd, Abraham ibn Daud, and Kingsley Amis. After him are Cleitarchus, Adnan Oktar, Mateo Alemán, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Miguel Delibes, and Joan Didion.

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Among people born in 1928, Tom Sharpe ranks 160Before him are Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Ardico Magnini, Luigi Colani, Sid Watkins, Anne Sexton, and Al Lettieri. After him are Wolfhart Pannenberg, Juan María Bordaberry, Maurice Sendak, Henry Silva, Daisaku Ikeda, and Jean Kennedy Smith. Among people deceased in 2013, Tom Sharpe ranks 115Before him are Van Cliburn, Jacques Vergès, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Deanna Durbin, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Tony Sheridan. After him are Marta Eggerth, Luis Cubilla, Esther Williams, Hilary Koprowski, Alvin Lee, and Mitja Ribičič.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Sharpe ranks 1,543 out of 6,924Before him are James Edward Smith (1759), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), John Alcock (1892), Thomas Cole (1801), Thomas Kyd (1558), and Kingsley Amis (1922). After him are Max Mallowan (1904), George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), Rosamund Pike (1979), Michael Halliday (1925), and Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Tom Sharpe ranks 175Before him are Anthony Trollope (1815), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838), Richard Aldington (1892), Thomas Kyd (1558), and Kingsley Amis (1922). After him are Anne Perry (1938), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Matthew Arnold (1822), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), John Fletcher (1579), and John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647).