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Encyclopedia > 1980 in literature

See also: 1979 in literature, other events of 1980, 1981 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1978 in literature, other events of 1979, 1980 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Events

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Right Honourable Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is the author of a number of books, is a former MP and was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and was later convicted of perjury. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Midnights Children cover Midnights Children (ISBN 039451470X) is a 1980 novel by Salman Rushdie. ... Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie Arabic: أحمد سلمان رشدی on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an Indian-born British essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent. ...

New books

Samuel Barclay Beckett (April 13, 1906 – December 22, 1989) was an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. ... The Bourne Identity is a spy fiction thriller by Robert Ludlum about an amnesiac who must discover who he is and why several different groups, including an assassin and the CIA, are trying to kill him. ... The Scarlatti Inheritance, Ludlums first book, publ. ... A Confederacy of Dunces is a novel written by John Kennedy Toole, but not published during his lifetime. ... John Kennedy Toole (December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist, from New Orleans, Louisiana, best known for his novel A Confederacy of Dunces. ... The Covenant is a fictional galaxy-wide, militaristic, theocratic imperial alliance of alien races from the Xbox video game franchise Halo. ... James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907? - October 16, 1997) was the American author of such books as Tales of the South Pacific (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948), Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas and Poland. ... // Books Fiction: 1975 Where Are The Children? 1977 A Stranger is Watching 1980 The Cradle Will Fall 1982 A Cry in the Night 1984 Stillwatch 1987 Weep No More, My Lady (The introduction of Alvirah and Willy Meehan, her only continuing characters) 1989 While My Pretty One Sleeps 1989 The... Mary Jayne Gold, (b. ... The Devils Alternative is a novel by Frederick Forsyth first published in 1979. ... Frederick Forsyth Frederick Forsyth (born August 25, 1938) is a British author and occasional political commentator. ... Larry Collins is the writer of several historical books, mainly in collaboration with Dominique Lapierre. ... Dominique Lapierre, born 1931 in Châtelaillon (France) is a French author. ... Firestarter is a novel by Stephen King originally published in 1980. ... Stephen King Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for horror novels. ... Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920 in Newbury, Berkshire, England) is a British novelist who is best known for two novels with animal characters, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. ... E.L. Doctorow, photograph by Jill Krementz, from back cover of Doctorows 1975 novel Ragtime Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York, New York) is the author of several critically acclaimed novels that blend history and social criticism. ... Innocent Blood (1980) is a novel by P. D. James in which a young woman learns that her father and mother are her adoptive rather than her natural parents. ... Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE (born 3 August 1920 in Oxford) is a British writer of crime fiction and member of the House of Lords. ... The Invasion of Canada is a 1980 book by Pierre Berton. ... Pierre Berton Pierre Francis Berton, CC , O.Ont , BA , D.Litt (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist. ... Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920 in Newbury, Berkshire, England) is a British novelist who is best known for two novels with animal characters, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. ... Mordecai Richler Mordecai Richler (January 27, 1931 - July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author, scriptwriter and essayist. ... Ken Follett (born June 5, 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical novels. ... Picture of the book in the binding provided by the Folio Society The Name of the Rose, a 1980 novel by Umberto Eco, is a murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327 during the papacy of Pope John XXII. The book was also made into a... Photo of Umberto Eco by Robert Birnbaum Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, philosopher and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose and his many essays. ... Princess Daisy is a 1980 novel by Judith Krantz, filmed in 1983 by Waris Hussein. ... Judith Krantz (born January 9, 1928), is a Jewish-American novelist, who writes in the romance genre. ... Rage of Angels is a novel written by acclaimed writer, Sidney Sheldon. ... Sidney Sheldon Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ... A Ring of Endless Light is a novel by Madeleine LEngle. ... Madeleine LEngle (b. ... Smileys People is a spy novel by John le Carré, published in 1979, by Random House (ISBN 0394508432). ... John le Carré is the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born October 19, 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England). ... Allan W. Eckert (born January 30, American historian, naturalist and author Allan W. Eckert was born on January 30, 1931 in Buffalo, New York, and raised in the Chicago, Illinois area but has been a long-time resident of Ohio where he attended university. ... Gay Talese (born February 7, 1932) is an American author. ... The War of the Roses is a 1989 American motion picture based upon the 1980 novel War of the Roses by Warren Adler. ... Warren Adler (born December 16, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American businessman and novelist. ...

New drama

Howard Brenton (born December 13, 1942) is an English playwright, who was educated at St Catharines College, Cambridge. ... Kenneth Ross is an Australian playwright and screenwriter best known for writing the 1980 play Breaker Morant, based on the life of Australian soldier Harry Breaker Morant and later adapted into a film by the same name. ... Harry Breaker Harbord Morant For the film of the same name, see Breaker Morant (film) Harry Breaker Harbord Morant (1864- 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet and soldier whose renowned skill with horses earned him the nickname The Breaker. Articulate, intelligent and well educated, he was... William Martin Russell (born 23 August 1947) is a British playwright, lyricist and composer. ... Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell which premièred at The Warehouse, London, in 1980; and a film (1983) directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Julie Walters, Michael Caine, and Maureen Lipman with a screenplay by Russell. ... Actor Sam Shepard mulls over a scene in the motion picture Stealth, while filming on June 15, 2004, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. ... True West is one of Sam Shepards early plays. ...

Non-fiction

A respected astronomer and dogged critic of pseudoscience, Carl Sagan is best known for his enthusiastic efforts at popularizing science. ... Alvin Toffler Alvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

Births

Deaths

(killed by a servant in northern Kenya). January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joy Adamson (January 20, 1910 - January 3, 1980) was a naturalist, best known as the author and main character of the book, Born Free, which described her experiences in saving the life of a lioness, Elsa. ... Born Free is a book written by Joy Adamson in the 1960s about an orphaned Kenya. ...

George Sutherland Fraser (8 November 1915 - 3 January 1980) was a Scottish poet and literary critic, and academic. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (June 2, 1913 - January 11, 1980) was an English novelist. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... James Arlington Wright (December 3, 1927 - March 25, 1980), was an American poet and writer. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (June 21, 1905 – April 15, 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist, novelist and critic. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Henry Miller photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1940 Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891, Manhattan, New York City–June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, California), was an American writer and, to a lesser extent, painter of German Catholic heritage. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... C. P. Snow, born Charles Percy Snow, (1905-1980) was a scientist and novelist. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Vinicius de Moraes (October 19, 1913 - July 9, 1980), born as Marcus Vinícius da Cruz de Melo Morais in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... Kenneth Peacock Tynan (April 2, 1927 - July 26, 1980), was an influential (and occasionally controversial) British theatre critic and author. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Katherine Ann Porter (15 May 1890 - 18 September 1980) was a celebrated American journalist, essayist, short story writer and novelist. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Patrick Gordon Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy (June 6, 1913 - November 9, 1980), better known simply as Patrick Campbell, was a British journalist, humorist and television personality. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Romain Gary (May 8, 1914–December 2, 1980) was a novelist, film director, World War II pilot, and diplomat. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ben Travers (12 November 1886 - 12 December 1980) CBE, was a British playwright most famous for his farces. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar, professor of English literature, literary critic, and communications theorist, who is one of the founders of the study of media ecology and is today an honorary guru among technophiles. ... Gareth Evans (1946 - 1980) was a philosopher at Oxford University during the 1970s. ... Caradog Prichard (1904-1980) was a Welsh poet and novelist writing in Welsh. ...

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Encyclopedia: 1980 in literature (328 words)
George Sutherland Fraser (8 November 1915 - 3 January 1980) was a Scottish poet and literary critic, and academic.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian educator, philosopher, scholar, academic, professor of English literature, literary critic, communications theorist, one of the founders of the study of media ecology and an honorary guru today among technophiles.
Categories: 1980 books The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in...
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