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Encyclopedia > 1985 in literature

See also: 1984 in literature, other events of 1985, 1986 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1983 in literature, other events of 1984, 1985 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1985 in literature, other events of 1986, 1987 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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The Accidental Tourist is a novel by Anne Tyler. ... Anne Tyler (born on October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. ... Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West is a novel by Cormac McCarthy, published in 1985. ... Cormac McCarthy (born as Charles McCarthy, July 20, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American novelist, author of eight Southern Gothic and Western novels. ... Blood Music is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear (ISBN 0743444965). ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... The Cider House Rules book cover This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... John Winslow Irving (born March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (for The Cider House Rules, based on his book of the same name). ... Contact is a science fiction novel written by Carl Sagan and published in 1985. ... A respected astronomer and dogged critic of pseudoscience, Carl Sagan is best known for his enthusiastic efforts at popularizing science. ... The Damnation Game is the second album by progmetalband Symphony X, which followed only eight months after their first album, Symphony X, was released. ... Clive Barker (born October 5, 1952, Liverpool, England) is a British author, director and visual artist. ... Elvis and Gladys is a biography of Rock and Roll singer Elvis Presley by author and film industry insider, Elaine Dundy. ... Elaine Dundy Elaine Dundy (born Elaine Brimberg in 1927 in New York City, New York) is an American, actress, journalist, novelist, biographer, and playwright. ... Elvis and Me was a controversial novel about Scott Black, a mentally challenged teen, and his addiction to heroin and Elvis. ... Priscilla Presley Priscilla Presley (born Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) is an actress and the only wife of singer Elvis Presley. ... Eon is a 1985 science fiction novel by Greg Bear. ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... Cover of The Handmaids Tale The Handmaids Tale is a 1985 dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. ... Margaret Atwood Margaret Eleanor Peggy Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic, and a pioneer of Canadian womens writing. ... Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ... Lake Wobegon Days, written by Garrison Keillor is a humorous, fictional account of life in small-town Minnesota. ... Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality. ... Less Than Zero is the first novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1985. ... Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author. ... Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry, is a western genre novel and the first book of the Lonesome Dove series. ... Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is an American novelist, essayist and screenwriter. ... The Mammoth Hunters is a historical fiction novel by Jean M. Auel. ... Jean Marie Auel (born February 18, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is a writer, who is best known for the Earths Children books, a series of books set in prehistoric Europe which explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. ... Tim OBrien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact that the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. ... Sue Townsend (born April 2, 1946) is the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. ... Robots and Empire is a 1985 science fiction novel written by Isaac Asimov. ... Dr. Isaac Asimov enthroned with symbols of his lifes work (Rowena Morrill) Isaac Asimov (c. ... Danielle Steel (b. ... Skeleton Crew (1985) is a short story collection by Stephen King. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is a prolific American author best known for his horror novels. ... 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. ... Walking on Glass was the second published novel by the Scots author Iain Banks. ... Iain Menzies Banks writes mainstream novels as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. ...

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July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Heinrich Böll Heinrich Böll (December 21, 1917 – July 16, 1985) was one of Germanys foremost post-World War II writers. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Portrait of Robert Graves (circa 1974) by Rab Shiell Robert von Ranke Graves (July 24, 1895–December 7, 1985) was an English scholar, best remembered for his work as a poet and novelist. ...

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Tuesday, October 29, 1985 - Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.
Wednesday, November 6, 1985 - In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the April 19 Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.
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