This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
January 13 – "Reminiscences of Sergeant Michael Cassidy", the first known story by Captain H. C. McNeile, Royal Engineers, writing as "Sapper", begins publication in the (London). Daily Mail 
February 28 – Rupert Brooke sails with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. During the campaign he develops sepsis from an infected mosquito bite, which ends with his death in a hospital ship off Skyros. His collection  1914 & Other Poems, including the sonnet " The Soldier", is published posthumously in May. March –
Ford Madox Ford's novel is published by The Good Soldier: A tale of passion John Lane – The Bodley Head in London under this title, and under the author's original name of Ford Madox Hueffer, although he had intended it to be called The Saddest Story.
March 26 – Virginia Woolf's first novel, , is published in London by the firm of her half-brother The Voyage Out Gerald Duckworth.
April 6 – The American Ezra Pound's poetry collection , "translations... for the most part of the Chinese of Cathay Rihaku, from the notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga", by Elkin Mathews, is published in London. 
April 24 – Deportation begins of Armenian notables from Istanbul. Of the literary deportees killed as part of the Armenian Genocide are Dikran Chökürian, Armen Dorian, Melkon Giurdjian, Ardashes Harutiunian, Jacques Sayabalian, Ruben Sevak, Siamanto, Rupen Zartarian and actor Yenovk Shahen; survivors include Yervant Odian and Alexander Panossian.
May 3 – The rondeau " In Flanders Fields" is written by Canadian poet John McCrae. It is first published on  December 8 in the London magazine . Punch
May 7 – The Sinking of the RMS kills 1,198 people. The Lusitania Americans among them in this torpedo attack on a civilian passenger liner include the writer and playwright Justus Miles Forman (born 1875), the theatrical producer Charles Frohman (born 1856), the writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard (born 1856) and his second wife Alice Moore Hubbard (born 1861), and the playwright Charles Klein (born 1867). The survivors include the British-born writer and educator Ian Holbourn and the bookseller Charles E. Lauriat, Jr.
May 13 – While Julian Grenfell stands talking with other officers, a shell lands a few yards away and a splinter hits him in the head. He is taken to a hospital in Boulogne, where he dies 13 days later. His poem "Into Battle" is published in the day after his death. The Times His younger brother Gerald William (Billy) Grenfell is killed in action two months later.  c. May – Publication of the first modern book illustrated with
wood engravings, Frances Cornford's Spring Morning (published by The Poetry Bookshop, London) has engravings by the poet's cousin Gwen Raverat. 
June 24 – The Widener Library at Harvard University is dedicated.
June 26– August 14 – P. G. Wodehouse's novel is serialized in Something Fresh (U.S.), introducing the character of The Saturday Evening Post Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle. It first appears in book form on September 3 in New York, published by D. Appleton & Company, and on September 16 in London, published by Methuen.  August–September –
John Buchan's thriller , set just before the outbreak of war and introducing his hero The Thirty-Nine Steps Richard Hannay, is serialised in before being published in book form in October by Blackwood's Magazine William Blackwood and Sons in Edinburgh. August–December –
Ezra Pound is completing the first sections of his poem . The Cantos 
September 15 – P. G. Wodehouse's short story " Extricating Young Gussie" is published in (U.S.) introducing the characters The Saturday Evening Post Jeeves and Bertie.
September 30 – D. H. Lawrence's novel is published in London, immediately prosecuted under the The Rainbow Obscene Publications Act 1857, and suppressed by his publisher, Methuen. The U.S. edition is published in November without any legal challenge. October –
Franz Kafka's seminal novella is first published in The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) ( Die Weißen Blätter Leipzig). Kafka finishes writing  ( The Trial Der Process) this year, but it will not be published until 1925, the year after his death.
October 15 – is first published by Detective Story Magazine Street & Smith of New York, a successor to Nick Carter Stories. November – The German author
Heinrich Mann publishes an essay on Émile Zola in , marking Zola's political commitment and attacking the economic causes of the war. This temporarily disrupts Mann's relations with his younger brother, the novelist Die Weißen Blätter Thomas Mann. 
James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Vladimir Lenin all take up residence in Zurich, in a coincidence to be exploited in Tom Stoppard's 1974 play . Travesties
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. establishes the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house in New York City. The Goudy Old Style serif typeface is created by Frederic Goudy for American Type Founders. New books Edit
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January 1 – Branko Ćopić, Bosnian Serb writer (suicide 1984)
February 2 – Khushwant Singh, Indian novelist and journalist (died 2014)
March 8 – Drue Heinz, born Doreen English, British-American patron (died 2018)
March 13 – Protiva Bose (Ranu Shome), Bengali singer and writer (died 2006)
March 18 – Richard Condon, American novelist (died 1996)
March 26 – Hwang Sun-won, Korean fiction writer (died 2000)
May 8 – Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (died 2009)
May 10 – Monica Dickens, English novelist (died 1992)
May 12 – Joe David Brown, American novelist and journalist (died 1976)
May 27 – Herman Wouk, American novelist (died 2019)
June 10 – Saul Bellow, American writer (died 2005)
July 7 – Margaret Walker, American poet and novelist (died 1998)
July 14 – Jerome Lawrence, American dramatist (died 2004)
July 31 – Herbert Aptheker, American historian (died 2003)
August 19 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (died 2000)
August 28 – Claude Roy, French poet (died 1997)
August 30 – Jack Simmons, English historian (died 2000)
September 27 – Marjorie Chibnall, English medievalist, biographer and translator (died 2012)
October 17 – Arthur Miller, American dramatist (died 2005)
October 24 – Marghanita Laski, English biographer, novelist and broadcaster (died 1988)
November 8 – G. S. Fraser, Scottish poet and critic (died 1980)
November 12 – Roland Barthes, French literary theorist (died 1980)
December 22 – David Martin, Hungarian-born Australian poet (died 1997) December 27 – John Cornford, English poet (died 1936)
January 3 – James Elroy Flecker, English poet, novelist and dramatist (tuberculosis, born 1884)
February 4 – Mary Elizabeth Braddon, English popular novelist (born 1837)
April 8 – Louis Pergaud, French novelist (killed in action, born 1882)
April 23 – Rupert Brooke, English war poet (blood poisoning, born 1887)
May 11 – Lucy Bethia Walford, Scottish novelist and artist (born 1845)
May 26 – Julian Grenfell, English war poet (killed in action, born 1888)
July 5 – Aurelio Tolentino, Filipino dramatist (born 1867)
August 19 – Tevfik Fikret, Ottoman Turkish poet and journalist (diabetes, born 1867).
September 1 – August Stramm, German Expressionist poet and playwright (killed in action, born 1874)
September 27 – Remy de Gourmont, French Symbolist poet, novelist, and critic (stroke, born 1858)
November 14 – Booker T. Washington, American writer and educator (born 1856)
December 23 – Roland Leighton, English war poet (died of wounds, born 1895) Edmond Laforest, Haitian French-language poet (suicide, born 1876)  In literature Edit References Edit
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