1997 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1997.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

EventsEdit

Uncertain dates

  • Tom Clancy signs a deal with Pearson Custom Publishing and Penguin Putnam Inc. giving him US $50 million for the world English rights to two new books. A second agreement pays another $25 million for a four-year book/multimedia deal, and a third, with Berkley Books for 24 paperbacks to tie in with an ABC television miniseries for $22 million.
  • Janet Dailey admits to plagiarism of the novels of the fellow American bestselling romance writer Nora Roberts.[4][5]

New booksEdit

FictionEdit

Children and young peopleEdit

DramaEdit

PoetryEdit

Non-fictionEdit

DeathsEdit

AwardsEdit

AustraliaEdit

CanadaEdit

FranceEdit

SpainEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

Fiction: Josip Novakovich (fiction/nonfiction), Melanie Rae Thon
Nonfiction: Jo Ann Beard, Suketu Mehta (fiction/nonfiction), Ellen Meloy
Plays: Erik Ehn
Poetry: Connie Deanovich, Forrest Gander, Jody Gladding, Mark Turpin

ElsewhereEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hampton, Wilborn (April 6, 1997). "Allen Ginsberg, Master Poet Of Beat Generation, Dies at 70". New York Times. Archived from the original on March 11, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
  2. ^ Ginsberg, Allen. Collected Poems 1947–1997. pp. 1160–61.
  3. ^ "Harry Potter, 'Huckleberry Finn' among controversial". Banned books. CNN. Archived from the original on 2004-08-05.
  4. ^ Wilson, Jeff (1997-07-30). "Romance novelist Janet Dailey apologizes for plagiarism". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  5. ^ Standora, Leo (1997-08-27). "Romance Writer Janet Dailey Sued". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  6. ^ Owens, Irene (January 2003). "Reason, Joseph Henry". In Donald G. Davis (ed.). Dictionary of American Library Biography: Second supplement. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 182–186. ISBN 978-1-56308-868-1.
  7. ^ 2003 Penguin Modern Classics edition of Junky.
  8. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu. "Leon Forrest, 60, a Novelist Who Explored Black History", The New York Times, November 10, 1997.
  9. ^ Kathy Acker and Transnationalism, ed. Polina Mackay and Kathryn Nicol (Cambridge Scholars, 2009)
  10. ^ Faculty of Arts, 1997, Edna Staebler Award Archived 2014-06-06 at Archive-It, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Anne Mullens, Retrieved 11/17/2012