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Encyclopedia > 1988 in literature

See also: 1987 in literature, other events of 1988, 1989 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1986 in literature, other events of 1987, 1988 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1988 in literature, other events of 1989, 1990 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Alaska is a historical novel by James A. Michener. ... 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. ... For similarly-named works, see The Alchemist (disambiguation) for this title The Alchemist was first published in Brazil in 1988 and is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. ... Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947) is a famous Brazilian lyricist and novelist. ... Kiki, was the stage name for Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 - 1953), a nightclub singer, actress, model, and painter. ... Breathing Lessons is a 1988 novel by Anne Tyler. ... Anne Tyler (born on October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. ... A Brief History of Time is a popular science book written by Professor Stephen Hawking and first published in 1988. ... Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS (born January 8, 1942) is one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists. ... Candlelight Spells: The Modern Witchs Book of Spellcasting, Feasting and Natural Healing is a non-fiction book by American author, Gerina Dunwich. ... Gerina Dunwich (born December 27, 1959, in Illinois) is a professional astrologer, occult historian, and popular New Age author, best known for her books on Wicca and the spellcasting arts. ... The Cardinal of the Kremlin is a novel by Tom Clancy, featuring his character Jack Ryan. ... Tom Clancy Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... Cats Eye cover Cats Eye is a 1989 novel by 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. ... Count Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (1935-) is a prominent and controversial Russo-British historian. ... 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. ... Alanna Nash (born 1950) is an American journalist and biographer. ... The Hellbound Heart is a short horror novel by Clive Barker. ... Clive Barker (born October 5, 1952, Liverpool, England) is a British author, director and visual artist. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was the author of 29 spy fiction novels. ... Love in the Time of Cholera cover Love in the Time of Cholera (El amor en los tiempos del cólera, 1985) is a novel by Gabriel García Márquez about a fifty-year love triangle between Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza and Doctor Juvenal Urbino set in the late... Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel José García Márquez (born March 6, 1928) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, publisher, and political activist. ... Peter Carey (born February 7, 1943) is an Australian novelist. ... The Player of Games (ISBN 1857231465) is a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, and the second published to feature the Culture, his fictional utopian society. ... 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. ... Miranda Jane Seymour (born 1948), is an English literary critic, novelist, and biographer. ... The Sands of Time is a 1988 fiction by acclaimed novelist, Sidney Sheldon. ... Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ... Coronet Books British paperback edition. ... This article concerns the British author of spy thrillers John Gardner. ... Rosamunde Pilcher (born 22 September 1924 in Cornwall, England) is a British Novelist. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... 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. ... Judith Krantz (born January 9, 1937), is an American novelist, who writes in the romance genre. ... Categories: Literature stubs | 1988 books ... Ray Bradbury Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer of Swedish descent, known best for his 1950 short story collection The Martian Chronicles and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ... Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchetts sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. ... 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. ... Danielle Steel (b. ...

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February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Robert Duncan (1919-1988) was an American poet associated with the Black Mountain poets and the beat generation. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Máirtín Ó Direáin (1910-1988) born in Sruthán on Inishmore in the Aran Islands was an Irish language poet. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Alan Stewart Paton ( 11th January 1903 - 12th April 1988), South African author and founder in 1953 of the South African Liberal Party, noted for his opposition to the Apartheid system. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Robert A. Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most influential authors in the science fiction genre. ... Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Louis LAmour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was a American author of (primarily) Western fiction (see also Frontier, Western movie, and Wild West). ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Joshua Logan (1908-1988), a director and writer, was best known for Broadway and Hollywood shows such as Mister Roberts, Picnic, and South Pacific. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... Max Shulman (March 14, 1919 – August 28, 1988) was an American writer who was popular in the third quarter of the 20th century. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 _ September 28, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. ... A cartoonist at work. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell (November 15, 1897 – October 1, 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. ... Edith Sitwell (September 7, 1887 – December 9, 1964) was a British poet and critic. ... Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, fifth baronet, was an English writer. ...

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