1988 in literature


1988 in literature

The year 1988 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events

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New books

*Margaret Atwood - "Cat's Eye"
*J.G. Ballard - "Memories of the Space Age"
*Iain M. Banks - "The Player of Games"
*Clive Barker
**"Cabal"
**"The Hellbound Heart"
*Ray Bradbury - "The Toynbee Convector"
*Orson Scott Card - "Treason"
*Peter Carey - "Oscar and Lucinda"
*Roger Caron - "Jojo"
*Tom Clancy - "The Cardinal of the Kremlin"
*Paulo Coelho - "The Alchemist"
*Hugh Cook - "The Walrus and the Warwolf"
*Bernard Cornwell - "Sharpe's Rifles" and "Wildtrack"
*Tsitsi Dangarembga - "Nervous Conditions"
*L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp - "The Stones of Nomuru"
*Allan W. Eckert - "The Dark Green Tunnel"
*Umberto Eco - "Foucault's Pendulum (Il pendolo di Foucault)"
*John Gardner - "Scorpius"
*Alan Hollinghurst - "The Swimming Pool Library"
*William Horwood - "Duncton Wood"
*Judith Krantz - "Til We Meet Again"
*Doris Lessing - "The Fifth Child"
*Robert Ludlum - "The Icarus Agenda"
*James A. Michener - "Alaska"
*Robert B. Parker - "Crimson Joy"
*Belva Plain - "Tapestry"
*Richard Powers - "Prisoner's Dilemma"
*Terry Pratchett
**"Sourcery"
**"Wyrd Sisters"
*Alina Reyes - "The Butcher"
*Salman Rushdie - "The Satanic Verses"
*Richard Russo - "The Risk Pool"
*Sidney Sheldon - "The Sands of Time"
*Clark Ashton Smith - "A Rendezvous in Averoigne"
*Danielle Steel - "Zoya"
*Thomas Sullivan - "The Phases of Harry Moon"
*Nikolai Tolstoy - "The Coming of the King"
*Anne Tyler - "Breathing Lessons"
*Andrew Vachss - "Blue Belle"

New drama

*David Henry Hwang - "M. Butterfly"
*Tom Stoppard - "Hapgood"

Poetry

*James Merrill - "The Inner Room"
*Grazyna Miller - "Curriculum"

Non-fiction

*Albert Goldman - "The Lives of John Lennon"
*Stephen Hawking - "A Brief History of Time"
*Lou Mollgaard - ""
*Rosalind Miles - "The Women's History of the World"
*Alanna Nash - ""
*Philip Roth - ""
*Miranda Seymour - ""

Births

*

Deaths

*February 3 - Robert Duncan, poet
*February 28Kylie Tennant, Australian novelist, playwright and historian
*March - Máirtín Ó Direáin, Irish language poet
*April 12 - Alan Paton, novelist
*April 21 - I. A. L. Diamond, comedy writer
* May 8 - Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author
*June 10 - Louis L'Amour, western novelist
*July 12 - Joshua Logan, stage and film writer
*August 28 - Max Shulman, novelist, short-story writer and dramatist
* September 28 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist
*October 1 - Sacheverell Sitwell, art critic, brother of Edith Sitwell and Osbert Sitwell

Awards

* Nobel Prize for Literature: Naguib Mahfouz

Australia

* The Australian/Vogel Literary Award: Tom Flood, "Oceana Fine"
* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Judith Beveridge, "The Domesticity of Giraffes"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Judith Beveridge, "The Domesticity of Giraffes"
* Mary Gilmore Prize: Judith Beveridge, "The Domesticity of Giraffes"

Canada

* See 1988 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.

France

* Grand Prix de Littérature Policière International: Andrew Vachss, "Strega"
* Prix Goncourt: Erik Orsenna, "L'Exposition coloniale"
* Prix Médicis French: Christiane Rochefort, "La Porte du fond"
* Prix Médicis International: Thomas Bernhard, "les Maîtres anciens"

United Kingdom

* Booker Prize: Peter Carey, "Oscar and Lucinda"
* Cholmondeley Award: John Heath-Stubbs, Sean O'Brien, John Whitworth
* Eric Gregory Award: Michael Symmons Roberts, Gwyneth Lewis, Adrian Blackledge, Simon Armitage, Robert Crawford
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Piers Paul Read, "A Season in the West"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Brian McGuinness, "Wittgenstein, A Life: Young Ludwig (1889-1921)"
* Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Derek Walcott
* Whitbread Best Book Award: Paul Sayer, "The Comforts of Madness"
* The Sunday Express Book of the Year: David Lodge, "Nice Work"

United States

* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Maxine Scates, "Toluca Street"
* Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry: Richard Wilbur
* Frost Medal: Carolyn Kizer
* Nebula Award: Lois McMaster Bujold, "Falling Free"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Russell Freedman, ""
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Alfred Uhry, "Driving Miss Daisy"
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Toni Morrison, "Beloved"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: William Meredith: "Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems"

pain

*Premio Nadal: Juan Pedro Aparicio, "Retratos de ambigú"


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