William Faulkner

1897 - 1962

William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Faulkner has received more than 3,939,382 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 145th most popular writer.

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Among writers, William Faulkner ranks 143 out of 4,883Before him are Ismail I, H. P. Lovecraft, Sigrid Undset, H. G. Wells, Heinrich Böll, and Sully Prudhomme. After him are Haruki Murakami, Georges Simenon, Novalis, Elias Canetti, Petronius, and Charlotte Brontë.

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Among people born in 1897, William Faulkner ranks 4Before him are Pope Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Amelia Earhart, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, Subhas Chandra Bose, Lucky Luciano, Ivan Konev, Ludwig Erhard, and Georges Bataille. Among people deceased in 1962, William Faulkner ranks 5Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Hermann Hesse, Niels Bohr, and Adolf Eichmann. After him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Karen Blixen, Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, and Yves Klein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 109 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Douglas (1944), Sitting Bull (1831), Grace Kelly (1929), Harrison Ford (1942), Steven Seagal (1952), and Francis Ford Coppola (1939). After him are Katharine Hepburn (1907), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Barack Obama (1961), Dick Cheney (1941), Martin Scorsese (1942), and Richard Feynman (1918).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 10Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Stephen King (1947), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890). After him are Dr. Seuss (1904), Herman Melville (1819), Ray Bradbury (1920), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), and J. D. Salinger (1919).