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2017 in literature

EventsEdit

AnniversariesEdit

New booksEdit

Dates after each title indicate U.S. publication, unless otherwise indicated.

FictionEdit

Children and young peopleEdit

PoetryEdit

DramaEdit

Non-fictionEdit

Biography and memoirsEdit

  • Craig BrownMa’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret (September 21, UK)
  • Richard FordBetween Them: Remembering My Parents (May 2)
  • Adam KayThis is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (September 7, UK)
  • Caroline MooreheadA Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini (June 15)
  • Rebecca StottIn the Days of Rain: a daughter, a father, a cult (June 1, UK)
  • Stephen WestabyFragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table (February 9, UK)
  • Xiaolu GuoOnce Upon a Time in the East (January 26)

DeathsEdit

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in literature" article:

AwardsEdit

In alphabetical order of prize names:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qin, Amy (2017-08-17). "Chinese Novelist Is Arrested in 4 Murders From 2 Decades Ago". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Terry Pratchett's unpublished works crushed by steamroller". BBC News. BBC. 2017-08-30. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  3. ^ Garber, Megan (2017-12-11). "'Cat Person' and the Impulse to Undermine Women's Fiction". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  4. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (2017-12-11). "'Cat Person' in The New Yorker: A Discussion With the Author". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
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  10. ^ "Freeks by Amanda Hocking". www.barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  11. ^ "John Berger obituary". The Guardian. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Exorcist writer Blatty dies aged 89". 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via www.bbc.com.
  13. ^ Danuta Kean, "Buchi Emecheta, pioneering Nigerian novelist, dies aged 72", The Guardian, 26 January 2017.
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  19. ^ "Acclaimed Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko Dead At 84". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  20. ^ Скончался классик детской литературы Анатолий Алексин (in Russian)
  21. ^ Décès du penseur Mohamed Talbi (in French)
  22. ^ Sandomir, Richard (26 May 2017). "Denis Johnson, Who Wrote of the Failed and the Desperate, Dies at 67". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  23. ^ Zemřel Jaroslav Kořán, první polistopadový primátor Prahy (in Czech)
  24. ^ "In memoriam - Professor Barrie Pettman (1944-2017) - The University of Auckland". www.creative.auckland.ac.nz. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Tamil poetry loses sufi voice as Kavikko departs". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  26. ^ Muere el escritor Juan Goytisolo a los 86 años en Marrakech (in Spanish)
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  29. ^ Prashar, Usha (30 June 2017). "Naseem Khan obituary". Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  30. ^ "Jnanpith awardee C Narayana Reddy passes away – Times of India". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Michael Bond obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  32. ^ "On-site burial sought after Wellington marae founder Bruce Stewart dies". Stuff. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  33. ^ "Acclaimed Welsh language writer dies". 3 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  34. ^ "Poet Jack Collom: 1931-2017". 3 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  35. ^ "Nigerian literary critic, Professor Abiola Irele dies in US - PM NEWS Nigeria". 3 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  36. ^ Steger, Jason (4 July 2017). "Much loved Australian poet Fay Zwicky has died aged 83". Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.
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  41. ^ Ellis, Ralph (29 December 2017). "Sue Grafton, mystery writer who based titles on the alphabet, dies at 77". CNN. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
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  43. ^ Flood, Alison (16 November 2017). "Baillie Gifford prize goes to Aids chronicle How to Survive a Plague". the Guardian. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  44. ^ "Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo". BBC News. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  45. ^ "Poet and activist Manuel Alegre wins prestigious Camoes Award". SBS Your Language. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  46. ^ "Costa Book Awards 2017 Category Winners Announced". Foyles. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  47. ^ "Kai Cheng Thom". www.writerstrust.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  48. ^ Kean, Danuta (21 June 2017). "Golden Hill wins Francis Spufford third major prize in a year". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  49. ^ "The High Places wins £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize in partnership with Swansea University". Swansea University. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  50. ^ Kean, Danuta (24 May 2017). "Folio prize goes to Hisham Matar's memoir The Return". the Guardian. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  51. ^ "Robert Menasse wins German Book Prize 2017". DW.COM. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  52. ^ "Illuminated manuscript novel wins Goldsmiths Prize". Independent.ie. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  53. ^ "The winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2017 is announced". New Writing North. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
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  57. ^ Cain, Sian (25 April 2017). "International prize for Arabic fiction goes to Mohammed Hasan Alwan". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  58. ^ "José Eduardo Agualusa wins €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  59. ^ "Extinctions by Josephine Wilson wins the 2017 Miles Franklin award". The Guardian. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  60. ^ "Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner". penfaulkner.org. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  61. ^ a b "2017 Pulitzer Prizes". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  62. ^ "RBC Taylor Prize – Latest News". www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  63. ^ "David Chariandy wins 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize". National Post. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  64. ^ "Michael Redhill wins Scotiabank Giller Prize". CTV News, November 20, 2017.
  65. ^ "Sebastian Barry's 'glorious and unusual' novel wins Walter Scott prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  66. ^ "Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2017". Retrieved 2019-03-12.