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Encyclopedia > 1987 in literature

See also: 1986 in literature, other events of 1987, 1988 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1985 in literature, other events of 1986, 1987 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1987 in literature, other events of 1988, 1989 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Events

The Bonfire of the Vanities DVD This article is about the book and subsequent film; for the historical event, see Bonfire of the Vanities. ...

Published books

Beloved has several meanings: Beloved is a best-selling historical romance about Zenobia written by Bertrice Small, written in 1983. ... Toni Morrison is one of the most prominent authors in world literature, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. ... Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia, is a murder victim, born July 29, 1924 and died January 15, 1947. ... Photo of James Ellroy by Robert Birnbaum James Ellroy (born Lee Earle Ellroy on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is one of the worlds best-selling crime writers and essayists with a unique telegraphic writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary. ... The Bonfire of the Vanities DVD This article is about the book and subsequent film; for the historical event, see Bonfire of the Vanities. ... Tom Wolfe (born March 2, 1931) is an American author and journalist. ... The Bourne Supremacy (ISBN 0553263226) is a novel written by Robert Ludlum and a sequel to The Bourne Identity. ... Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was the author of 29 spy fiction novels. ... Ian McEwan (born June 21, 1948) is a British novelist, sometimes nicknamed Ian Macabre because of the nature of his work. ... Consider Phlebas (ISBN 1857231384) is a novel by Iain M. Banks first published in 1987. ... Iain Menzies Banks (born on February 16, 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) writes mainstream novels as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. ... Photo of Martin Amis by Robert Birnbaum Martin Amis (born in Oxford, August 25, 1949) is an English novelist and son of Sir Kingsley Amis. ... Ellen Foster is a novel by Kaye Gibbons first published in 1987. ... Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry – following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... Espedair Street is a rock and roll-based novel by Iain Banks. ... Iain Menzies Banks writes mainstream novels as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. ... Danielle Steel (b. ... The Forge of God (1987) is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear that gives a convincing account of an alien attack on Earth accomplished through misdirection and the use of self-replicating von Neumann machines. ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... Heaven and Hell can refer to: 1975 album Heaven and Hell by Vangelis. ... John Jakes (born on March 31, 1932) is a writer of fiction. ... In the Skin of a Lion is a novel by Michael Ondaatje. ... Michael Ondaatje OC (born September 12, 1943) is a Canadian author. ... Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, 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. ... See Kaleidoscope (album) for info on Keliss debut album. ... Danielle Steel (b. ... A legacy system is an antiquated computer system or application program which continues to be used because the user (typically an organization) does not want to replace or redesign it. ... 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. ... Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality. ... Misery is a novel by Stephen King, written in 1987. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is a prolific American author best known for his horror novels. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry – following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... Coronet Books British paperback edition. ... This article concerns the British author of spy thrillers John Gardner. ... Not Without My Daughter is a 1991 film which tells the story Betty Mahmoody. ... Betty Mahmoody (born in 1947) is an American author most famous for her book, Not Without My Daughter and her advocacy for the rights of women and their children against abusive husbands who threaten them internationally with the support of governments willing to encourage and tolerate this kind of human... Gilles Archambault (September 19, 1933 - ) is a Canadian/Québécois novelist born in Montreal, Quebec. ... Patriot Games (1987) is a book by Tom Clancy. ... Tom Clancy Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... Categories: Thriller films | Drama films | 1990 films | Movie stubs ... Turow was featured on the cover of Time magazine in June 1990. ... Replay is a novel by Ken Grimwood first published by Arbor House in 1987. ... Kenneth Milton Grimwood (February 27, 1944 - June 6, 2003) was an American author of fantasy fiction. ... The Rules of Attraction - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author. ... Spycatcher is a book by the former MI5 secret service operative Peter Wright. ... See also Peter Wright (rugby player) and Pete Wright (musician) Peter Wright (August 9, 1916 - April 27, 1995) was a former MI5 counterintelligence officer noted for writing the controversial book Spycatcher (ISBN 0670820555), which was part memoir, part exposé of what Wright claimed to be serious institutional failings in MI5. ... Swann is a 1987 novel by the late Carol Shields which details the impact of an obscure Canadian poet, Mary Swann, upon four individuals: a feminist literary critic, the poets biographer, a small-town librarian, and a crusty, brilliant newspaper editor. ... Carol Shields, CC , OM , D.Litt. ... Cosby on The Cosby Show Dr. William Henry Cosby, Jr. ... The Tommyknockers is a novel by horror novelist Stephen King. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is a prolific American author best known for his horror novels. ... Weaveworld is a novel by Clive Barker. ... Clive Barker (born October 5, 1952, Liverpool, England) is a British author, director and visual artist. ... Author of When Rabbit Howls (1987), perhaps the first autobiographical account of Multiple Personality Disorder by an individual, rather than by their therapist. ... Windmills of the Gods is a novel by American thriller writer Sidney Sheldon. ... Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ...

Births

Deaths

February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Alistair Stuart MacLean (April 28, 1922 - February 2, 1987) was a Scottish novelist, writer of successful thrillers or adventures, the best known of which is perhaps The Guns of Navarone. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... William Rose (December 12, 1914 - February 10, 1987) was a major American screenwriter of British and Hollywood films. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American painter, film-maker, publisher, and a major figure in the pop art movement. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Maria Jolas, born Maria McDonald on January 12, 1893, Louisville, Kentucky, United States - died March 4, 1987 in Paris, France, was one of the founding members of transition in Paris, France with her husband Eugene Jolas. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Catherine Lucile Moore (January 24, 1911 – April 4, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... George Emlyn Williams (November 26, 1905 - September 25, 1987) was a Welsh dramatist and actor. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... Alfred Bester Alfred Bester (born December 18, 1913 in New York City, died September 30, 1987) was a science fiction author and the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Jean Anouilh(June 23, 1910- October 3, 1987) was a major French dramatist of the 20th century. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... Joseph Campbell (New York City, March 26, 1904 - Honolulu, October 30, 1987) was an American professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of (comparative) mythology and comparative religion. ... Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and that feature a specific religious or belief system. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Baldwin, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987) was an African-American novelist and essayist, probably best known for his novel Go Tell it on the Mountain. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Marguerite Yourcenar was the pseudonym of French novelist, Marguerite de Crayencour (June 8, 1903 - December 17, 1987). ...

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1987 in literature - encyclopedia article about 1987 in literature. (1996 words)
See also: 1986 in literature See also: 1985 in literature, other events of 1986, 1987 in literature, list of years in literature.
Published in 1987, it is the third novel in the Discworld series and the first where the main character is not Rincewind.
The Forge of God The Forge of God (1987) is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear that gives a convincing account of an alien attack on Earth accomplished through misdirection and the use of self-replicating von Neumann machines.
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