1946 in literature


1946 in literature

The year 1946 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events

* November 7 - Walker Percy marries Mary Bernice Townsend.
*"Animal Farm" by George Orwell – becomes book of the year in the USA.
* Frederick Buechner receives a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.
* "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren is published.

New books

*Ivo Andric - "Bridge on the Drina"
*Miguel Ángel Asturias - "The President"
*Simone de Beauvoir - "Tous les hommes sont mortels"
*Algernon Blackwood - "The Doll and One Other"
*John Dickson Carr writing as "Carter Dickson" - "My Late Wives"
*A. E. Coppard - "Fearful Pleasures"
*Edmund Crispin - "The Moving Toyshop"
*Kenneth Fearing - "The Big Clock"
*Errol Flynn - "Showdown"
*C. S. Forester - "Lord Hornblower"
*Pat Frank - "Mr. Adam"
*William Lindsay Gresham - "Nightmare Alley"
*João Guimarães Rosa - "Sagarana"
*Thomas Heggen - "Mister Roberts"
*Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas, editors - "Adventures in Time and Space"
*George Wylie Henderson - "Jule"
*William Hope Hodgson - "The House on the Borderland and Other Novels"
*Robert E. Howard - "Skull-Face and Others"
*Christopher Isherwood - "The Berlin Stories"
*Nikos Kazantzakis - "Zorba the Greek"
*Arthur Koestler - "Thieves in the Night"
*Madeleine L'Engle - "Ilsa"
*Lois Lenski - "Strawberry Girl"
*Frank Belknap Long - "The Hounds of Tindalos"
*W. Somerset Maugham - "Then and Now"
*Carson McCullers - "Member of the Wedding"
*Oscar Micheaux - "The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield"
*Ann Lane Petty - "The Street"
*Rex Stout - "The Silent Speaker"
*Charles Tazewell - "The Littlest Angel"
*A.E. Van Vogt - "Slan"
*Boris Vian - "I Spit On Your Grave"
*H. Russell Wakefield - "The Clock Strikes Twelve"
*Robert Penn Warren - "All the King's Men"
*Eudora Welty - "Delta Wedding"
*Henry S. Whitehead - "West India Lights"
*Ivan Yefremov - "The Land of Foam"

New drama

*Eduardo De Filippo - "Filumena Marturano"
*Eugene O'Neill - "The Iceman Cometh"
*J. B. Priestley - "An Inspector Calls"
*Terence Rattigan - "The Winslow Boy"

Non-fiction

*R. G. Collingwood – "The Idea of History"
*Jean Genet – "Miracle de la rose"
*Benjamin Spock - "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care"

Births

* August 29 - Leona Gom, author
* September 26 - Andrea Dworkin, author
* October 1 - Tim O'Brien, novelist
* October 20 - Elfriede Jelinek, author
* October 28 - Sharon Thesen, poet
* November 7 - Diane Francis, Canadian journalist and author
* November 18 - Alan Dean Foster, science fiction author
* December 11 - Ellen Meloy, author

Deaths

*March 1 - Adriana Porter, Wiccan poet
*March 19 - Catherine Carswell, novelist and biographer
*April 1 - Edward Sheldon, dramatist
*May 19 - Booth Tarkington, novelist and dramatist
*May 25 - Ernest Rhys, founder of the "Everyman" series
*June 2 - Carrie Ingalls, newspaper worker and sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder
*July 8 - Orrick Glenday Johns, poet & playwright
*July 22 - Edward Sperling, humorist
*July 27 - Gertrude Stein, poet and dramatist
*August 13 - H. G. Wells, ground-breaking science fiction novelist
*August 31 - Harley Granville-Barker, actor, dramatist and critic
*"unknown date" - May Sinclair, novelist

Awards

* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Oliver Onions, "Poor Man's Tapestry"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Richard Aldington, "Wellington"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Lois Lenski, "Strawberry Girl"
* Nobel Prize for literature: Hermann Hesse
* Premio Nadal: José María Gironella, "Un hombre"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, "State of the Union"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: "no award given"
* Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: "no award given"


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