2015 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 2015.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
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The date in brackets after a title refers to U.S. publication unless otherwise stated.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Conlan, Tara (2015-01-18). "Wolf Hall sticks to England after director rejects plan to film in Belgium". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  2. ^ "Poldark on TV". Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  3. ^ "Poldark turns the other cheek in new BBC adaptation". The Guardian. 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  4. ^ "'Ru' by Montreal's Kim Thuy wins CBC's 'Canada Reads' competition". Brandon Sun. 2015-03-19.
  5. ^ "Final Dexter book says farewell to serial killer Dexter Morgan". Entertainment Weekly. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  6. ^ "Shelley's Poetical Essay: The Bodleian Libraries' 12 millionth book". Oxford: Bodleian Library. 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  7. ^ "Singapore lifts ban on 240 publications". BBC News. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  8. ^ Pears, Iain (2015-08-20). "Why you need an app to understand my novel". The Guardian.
  9. ^ WB Yeats at 150 with The Irish Times
  10. ^ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 150th Anniversary website. Accessed 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ "His Bloody Project". Waterstones.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  12. ^ "The Boy Who Could Change the World by Aaron Swartz". www.waterstones.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poet Miller Williams, 84, dies". NWADG.com.
  14. ^ "Silliman's Blog". ronsilliman.blogspot.com.
  15. ^ Suzanne Gamboa. "Michele Serros, Who Wrote About Bicultural Life, Dies". NBC News.
  16. ^ McKinnon, Lisa (January 5, 2015) 'Chicana Role Model' author, Oxnard native Serros succumbs to cancer at 48
  17. ^ Hillel Italie, The Associated Press. "Novelist Robert Stone, known for 'Dog Soldiers' dies at 77". Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "John Bayley, scholar – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Authors : Elgin, Suzette Haden : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". www.sf-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  20. ^ "OBITUARY: Dr Lionel Gilbert OAM 1924-2015". Northern Daily Leader. Fairfax Regional Media. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  21. ^ Fox, Margalit (29 January 2015). "Colleen McCullough, Author of 'The Thorn Birds', Dies at 77". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  22. ^ "Political activist and writer Faith Bandler AC dies aged 96". Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  23. ^ Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) – from "Harriet the Blog" at The Poetry Foundation website.
  24. ^ "Former poet laureate Philip Levine, a champion of the working class, dies at 87". Bookmarks.
  25. ^ "Remembering James Aldridge". Text Publishing. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  26. ^ Ein Genie und Provokateur (in German)
  27. ^ IANS (26 February 2015). "Bangladeshi writer attacked, dies in hospital". business-standard.com.
  28. ^ "Sir Terry Pratchett Obituary". The Guardian. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  29. ^ Marc McEvoy, obituary: "The one day of the year became a defining moment in writer's life". The Age, 30 March 2015, p. 34
  30. ^ "Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83". Reuters.
  31. ^ "Silliman's Blog". ronsilliman.blogspot.com.
  32. ^ "Award-winning author Ivan Doig, who chronicled the American West, dies at 75". Times Colonist. Archived from the original on 2015-04-14.
  33. ^ Richard Lea. "Günter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist, dies aged 87". The Guardian.
  34. ^ Astley, Neil (2014-05-02). "Rosemary Tonks obituary: Poet and novelist who turned her back on the literary world for four decades". The Guardian. London.
  35. ^ "Author Ruth Rendell dies aged 85". BBC News. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  36. ^ Martin, Douglas (May 12, 2015). "William Zinsser, Author of 'On Writing Well,' Dies at 92". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  37. ^ Stasko, Nicolette (2015-06-04). "JS Harry, the virtuoso poet who took her curious rabbit on world discovery tour". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  38. ^ "The site for all things Moyra Caldecott". 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  39. ^ "James Salter, a 'Writer's Writer' Short on Sales but Long on Acclaim, Dies at 90". The New York Times. 20 June 2015.
  40. ^ "James Salter, America's 'most underrated underrated author', dies at 90". Telegraph.co.uk. 20 June 2015.
  41. ^ Weber, Bruce (July 21, 2015). "E.L. Doctorow, Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 84". The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  42. ^ Hilary Mantel. "My hero: Oliver Sacks by Hilary Mantel". The Guardian.
  43. ^ "How work of Sacks stuck in mind of playwright Friel". Independent.ie.
  44. ^ "Playwright Brian Friel dies aged 86". RTÉ News. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  45. ^ "Tributes to former Dalesman editor Bill Mitchell". ITV News. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  46. ^ "Acclaimed Egyptian novelist Gamal el-Ghitani dies at 70 – The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com.
  47. ^ "Paul West, author – obituary". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  48. ^ "Fatema Mernissi (1940-2015)". Nomadics.
  49. ^ "Ono wins Akutagawa literary award; Nishi wins Naoki Prize". The Japan Times. January 16, 2015.
  50. ^ Lusher, Adam (3 June 2015). "Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 winner: Ali Smith triumphs with How to Be Both". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2022-05-01. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  51. ^ "Zambia's Namwali Serpell Wins the 2015 Caine Prize for 'The Sack'". Books Live. 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  52. ^ "Claire Fuller wins debut-novel Desmond Elliott Prize". BBC News. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  53. ^ Mark Brown (23 March 2015). "Akhil Sharma wins Folio prize for fiction". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  54. ^ "Chinese poet Bei Dao is the winner of the "Golden Wreath" 2015". Struga Poetry Evenings. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  55. ^ Flood, Alison (11 November 2015). "Novel about John Lennon and primal screaming wins Goldsmiths prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  56. ^ "Journalist wins award for Jimmy Savile book". BBC News. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  57. ^ Doyle, Martin (27 May 2015). "Eoin McNamee's Blue is the Night wins €15,000 Kerry Group Irish Novel of Year Award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  58. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award: Sofie Laguna wins for novel The Eye Of The Sheep". ABC News, 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  59. ^ Los Angeles Times (10 September 2015). "Claudia Rankine and Meghan Daum lead 2015 PEN Literary Awards". latimes.com.
  60. ^ Flood, Alison (21 April 2015). "Pulitzer prize for fiction goes to All the Light We Cannot See". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  61. ^ "'Redeployment' by Phil Klay wins the 2015 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award 'for Excellence in Military Fiction'".
  62. ^ "Ryszard Krynicki Wins the 2015 Zbigniew Herbert Prize". Retrieved 2019-03-12.

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