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Tom Wolfe

1930 - 2018

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Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Wolfe has received more than 3,358,917 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Tom Wolfe is the 1,445th most popular writer (down from 1,288th in 2019), the 1,840th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,514th in 2019) and the 172nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 45

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  • 3.63

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  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Tom Wolfe ranks 1,445 out of 5,755Before him are Heiner Müller, Evelyn Waugh, Wen Tianxiang, Dorothy Parker, Christian Morgenstern, and Allen Carr. After him are Sadriddin Ayni, Ichiyō Higuchi, Rick Riordan, César Vallejo, Jules Laforgue, and Salvian.

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Among people born in 1930, Tom Wolfe ranks 108Before him are Robert Loggia, Son Sen, José Sarney, Colin Dexter, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, and Stephen Sondheim. After him are J. G. Ballard, Vilma Espín, Mauro Ramos, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philippe Leroy, and Viktor Tikhonov. Among people deceased in 2018, Tom Wolfe ranks 75Before him are Samir Amin, Oskar Gröning, Eunice Gayson, Leon M. Lederman, Robert Faurisson, and Aharon Appelfeld. After him are Christine Nöstlinger, James Mirrlees, Hayden White, John Gavin, Thomas A. Steitz, and Alan Bean.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Wolfe ranks 1,840 out of 18,182Before him are George Roy Hill (1921), Bess Truman (1885), Woody Guthrie (1912), Kirsten Dunst (1982), Lily Tomlin (1939), and Jan-Michael Vincent (1944). After him are Barbara Bach (1947), Steve Vai (1960), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Henry Hathaway (1898), Rick Riordan (1964), and Theda Bara (1885).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tom Wolfe ranks 172Before him are James Patterson (1947), Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), Ida Tarbell (1857), Ira Levin (1929), and Dorothy Parker (1893). After him are Rick Riordan (1964), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jack Vance (1916), William Carlos Williams (1883), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), and Nicholas Sparks (1965).