This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1935.
- March – London publisher Boriswood pleads guilty and is fined in the north of England for publishing an "obscene" book, a 1934 cheap edition of James Hanley's 1931 novel Boy.
- May 13 – T. E. Lawrence, returning to his home at Clouds Hill in England, he has an accident with his Brough Superior motorcycle and dies six days later. Having left the British Royal Air Force in March, he would have posted a parcel of books to his friend A. E. "Jock" Chambers and sent a telegram inviting novelist Henry Williamson to lunch. On July 29 his Seven Pillars of Wisdom is first published in an edition for general circulation.
- June 15
- July 30 – Allen Lane founds Penguin Books to publish the first mass-market paperbacks in Britain.
- August 27 – The Federal Theatre Project is established in the United States.
- September 5 – Michael Joseph is founded as a publisher in London.
- November 2 – The Scottish-born thriller-writer John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, is sworn in as Governor General of Canada.
- November 7 – The British and Foreign Blind Association introduces a library of talking books for the visually impaired.
- November 26 – Scrooge, the first feature-length talking film version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843) is released in Britain with Sir Seymour Hicks reprising the title rôle which he has performed for several decades in stage adaptations.
- In Nazi Germany, the library journal Die Bucherei publishes guidelines for books to be removed from library shelves and disposed of: all those by Jewish authors, Marxist and pacifist literature, and anything critical of the state.
- The Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom (Les 120 journées de Sodome), written in 1785, concludes its first publication in a scholarly edition as a literary text.
- Fredric Warburg and Roger Senhouse take the London publishing firm of Martin Secker out of receivership as Secker & Warburg.
Children and young peopleEdit
- January 2 – David McKee, English children's writer and illustrator
- January 14 – Labhshankar Thakar, Indian Gujarati language poet, playwright and story writer (died 2016)
- January 18 – Jon Stallworthy, English poet and literary critic (died 2014)
- January 27 – D. M. Thomas, English novelist, poet and translator
- January 28 – David Lodge, English novelist and academic
- January 30 – Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (died 1984)
- January 31 – Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎), Japanese novelist and essayist
- February 18 – Janette Oke, Canadian author
- February 23 – Tom Murphy, Irish playwright (died 2018)
- March 13
- March 23 – Barry Cryer, English comedy writer
- March 27 – Abelardo Castillo, Argentinian writer (died 2017)
- March 31 – Judith Rossner, American novelist (died 2005)
- April 4 – Michael Horovitz, German-born English poet and translator
- April 6 – John Pepper Clark, Nigerian poet and playwright
- April 14 – Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer on paranormal
- April 15 – Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter (died 2010)
- May 1 – Julian Mitchell, English playwright and screenwriter
- May 2 – Lynda Lee-Potter, English columnist (died 2004)
- May 29 – André Brink, South African novelist (died 2015)
- June 7 – Harry Crews, American author and playwright (died 2012)
- June 25 – Fran Ross, African American satirist (died 1985)
- July 13 – Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian novelist and playwright
- August 15 – Régine Deforges, French dramatist, novelist and publisher (died 2014)
- August 22 – E. Annie Proulx, American novelist
- September 10 – Mary Oliver, American poet (died 2018)
- September 16 – Esther Vilar, German-Argentinian writer
- September 17 – Ken Kesey, American novelist (died 2001)
- October 7 – Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist and non-fiction writer
- November 18 – Rodney Hall, Australian author and poet
- November 22 – Hugh C. Rae (Jessica Stirling, etc.), Scottish novelist (died 2014)
- December 10 – Shūji Terayama (寺山 修司), Japanese avant-garde writer, film director and photographer (died 1983)
- December 13 – Adélia Prado, Brazilian writer and poet
- February 7 – Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Scottish novelist (peritonitis, born 1901)
- February 13 – Ioan Bianu, Romanian librarian, bibliographer and linguist (uremia, born 1856 or 1857)
- February 28 – Tsubouchi Shōyō (坪内 逍遥), Japanese writer (born 1859)
- April 6 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (born 1869)
- April 11 – Anna Katharine Green, American crime writer (born 1846)
- April 16 – Panait Istrati, Romanian novelist, short story writer and political essayist (tuberculosis, born 1884)
- May 19 – T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), English historian and memoirist (motorcycle accident, born 1888)
- August 11 – Sir William Watson, English poet (born 1858)
- August 17 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American novelist (born 1860)
- August 30 – Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (pneumonia, born 1873)
- September 29 – Winifred Holtby, English novelist (Bright's disease, born 1898)
- October 11 – Steele Rudd, Australian short story writer (born 1868)
- November 30 – Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher and critic (cirrhosis, born 1888)
- December 17 – Lizette Woodworth Reese, American poet (born 1856)
- December 21 – Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist and satirist (drug overdose, born 1890)
- December 28 – Clarence Day, American writer (born 1874)