1967 in literature

1967 in literature

The year 1967 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


*Influential science fiction anthology "Dangerous Visions" published.
*Cecil Day-Lewis is selected as the new Poet Laureate of the UK.

New books

*Lloyd Alexander - "Taran Wanderer"
*J. G. Ballard
**"The Day of Forever"
**"The Disaster Area"
**"The Overloaded Man"
*Thomas Berger - "Killing Time"
*Kenneth Bulmer"
**Cycle of Nemesis
**To Outrun Doomsday
*Arthur J. Burks - "Black Medicine"
*Angela Carter - "The Magic Toyshop"
*Margaret Craven - "I Heard the Owl Call My Name"
*L. Sprague de Camp editor - "The Fantastic Swordsmen"
*August Derleth editor - "Travellers by Night"
*Margaret Drabble - "Jerusalem the Golden"
*Allan W. Eckert - "Wild Season"
*Alan Garner - "The Owl Service"
*William Golding - "The Pyramid"
*S. E. Hinton - "The Outsiders"
*William Hope Hodgson - "Deep Waters"
*Robert E. Howard - "Conan the Warrior"
*Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp - "Conan the Usurper"
*Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter - "Conan"
*Aldous Huxley - "The Crows of Pearblossom" (published posthumously)
*James Jones - "Go to the Widow-Maker"
*Anna Kavan - "Ice"
*Elia Kazan - "The Arrangement"
*Oe Kenzaburo - "The Silent Cry"
*Milan Kundera - "The Joke"
*Ira Levin - "Rosemary's Baby"
*Joan Lindsay - "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
*H. P. Lovecraft - "Three Tales of Horror"
*Alistair MacLean - "Where Eagles Dare"
*Naguib Mahfouz - "Miramar"
*Ruth Manning-Sanders - "A Book of Wizards"
*Daniel Pratt Mannix IV - "The Fox and the Hound"
*Gabriel García Márquez - "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
*Catherine Marshall - "Christy"
*R. D. Mascott - ""
*R. K. Narayan - "The Vendor of Sweets"
*Scott O'Dell - "The Black Pearl"
*K. M. Peyton - "Flambards"
*Chaim Potok - "The Chosen"
*Marin Preda - "Moromeţii"
*E. Hoffman Price - "Strange Gateways"
*Ruth Rendell - "A New Lease of Death"
*Mary Stewart - "The Gabriel Hounds"
*William Styron - "The Confessions of Nat Turner"
*Henry Sutton - "The Exhibitionist"
*Piri Thomas - "Down These Mean Streets"
*Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - "A Grain of Wheat"
*Leon Uris - "Topaz"
*Jack Vance - "The Palace of Love"
*Thornton Wilder - "The Eighth Day"
*Colin Wilson - "The Mind Parasites"
*Roger Zelazny - "Lord of Light" (Hugo Winner 1968)

New drama

*Peter Handke - "Kaspar"
*Peter Nichols - "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg"
*Tom Stoppard - "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"


*Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri - "The Mersey Sound"


*Peter Brown – "".
*Robert Coles – "A Study in Courage and Fear", volume 1 of "Children of Crisis".
*L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp – "The Story of Science in America".
*Joseph Fletcher - "Moral Responsibility".
*Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore – "".
*William Manchester – "The Death of a President".
*Robert K. Massie – "Nicholas and Alexandra".
*Robert MacArthur and E. O. Wilson – "The Theory of Island Biogeography"


*April 19 - Steven H Silver, science fiction writer
*July 19 - Wladimir Kaminer, short story writer


* February 8 - Victor Gollancz, publisher
* February 28 - Henry Luce, publisher
* March 7 - Alice B. Toklas, muse of Gertrude Stein
* May 12 - John Masefield, Poet Laureate
* June 4 - J. R. Ackerley, journalist
* June 7 - Dorothy Parker, humorist
* July 22 - Carl Sandburg, historian and poet
* August 2 - Giles Romilly, journalist
* August 9 - Joe Orton, dramatist, murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell
* August 29 - Sidney Bradshaw Fay, historian, author
* September 1 - Siegfried Sassoon, poet, author
* September 24 - Robert van Gulik, "Judge Dee" author
* October 8 - Vernon Watkins, poet
* October 9 - André Maurois, novelist
* October 14 - Marcel Aymé, novelist and children's author
* November 17 - Bo Bergman, poet
* November 30 - Patrick Kavanagh, poet


* Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Ángel Asturias


* See 1967 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.


* Prix Goncourt: André Pieyre de Mandiargues, "La Marge"
* Prix Médicis: Claude Simon, "Histoire"

United Kingdom

* Cholmondeley Award: Seamus Heaney, Brian Jones, Norman Nicholson
* Eric Gregory Award: Angus Calder, Marcus Cumberlege, David Harsent, David Selzer, Brian Patten
* Frost Medal: Marianne Moore
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Margaret Drabble, "Jerusalem The Golden"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Winifred Gérin, "Charlotte Brontë: The Evolution of Genius"
* Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Charles Causley

United States

* Hugo Award: Robert A. Heinlein, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
* Nebula Award: Samuel R. Delany, "The Einstein Intersection"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Irene Hunt, "Up a Road Slowly"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Edward Albee, "A Delicate Balance"
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Bernard Malamud - "The Fixer"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Anne Sexton: "Live or Die"


*Akutagawa Prize: Oshiro Tatsuhiro, "The Cocktail Party"
*Premio Nadal: José María Sanjuán ("Réquiem por todos nosotros"
*Viareggio Prize: Raffaello Brignetti, "Il gabbiano azzurro"

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