1985 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1985.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988

EventsEdit

  • February 25Sue Limb's parodic pastiche of the Lake Poets, The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere, begins broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 in the U.K.
  • 4 July – The 13-year-old Ruth Lawrence gains a first in mathematics at the University of Oxford, becoming the youngest British person ever to earn a first-class degree and the youngest known graduate of the university.[1]
  • August 11 – A memorial to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid is unveiled near his home at Langholm, Scotland.

Uncertain dates

New booksEdit

FictionEdit

Children and young peopleEdit

DramaEdit

PoetryEdit

Non-fictionEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

AwardsEdit

AustraliaEdit

CanadaEdit

FranceEdit

SpainEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

Fiction: Raymond Abbott, Stuart Dybek, Wright Morris (fiction/nonfiction), Howard Norman, James Robison, Austin Wright (fiction/nonfiction)
Poetry: Douglas Crase, Jorie Graham, Linda Gregg, James Schuyler

ElsewhereEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teenage genius gets a first". BBC News. 4 July 1985. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008.
  2. ^ Hambro, Johan (1984). C. J. Hambro: Liv og drøm (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 67. ISBN 82-03-11347-8.
  3. ^ "Waten, Judah Papers (National Library of Aus.) – Biographical Note". National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  4. ^ Gibbs, Linneae (1980). James Hanley: A Bibliography.
  5. ^ "The life and death of Hindi pulp fiction". Mint. 2008-10-20.
  6. ^ Santo, Aricò L. (1990). Contemporary Women Writers in Italy: A Modern Renaissance. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.