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Encyclopedia > 1991 in literature

See also: 1990 in literature, other events of 1991, 1992 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1989 in literature, other events of 1990, 1991 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1991 in literature, other events of 1992, 1993 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Events

Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991, is the first novel by Douglas Coupland. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

New books

Photo of Martin Amis by Robert Birnbaum Martin Amis (born August 25, 1949) is an English novelist. ... Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician. ... Look up as the crow flies in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Clive Barker (Born October 5, 1952, Liverpool, England) is an English author, film director and visual artist. ... Imajica is a fantasy novel by British author Clive Barker. ... Pat Barker (born May 8, 1943) is an English writer and historian. ... Regeneration is a prize-winning novel by Pat Barker, first published in 1991. ... Dame Antonia Susan Byatt , DBE, (born August 24, 1936, Sheffield, England) has been hailed by some as one of the great postmodern novelists in Britain. ... Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... The Sum of All Fears is a best-selling thriller novel by Tom Clancy, and part of the Jack Ryan series. ... Mary Higgins Clark (born December 24, 1927 in Bronx, New York) is an American novelist currently residing in Saddle River, New Jersey. ... Hugh Cook (b. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991, is the first novel by Douglas Coupland. ... Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... Mao II, published in 1991, is Don DeLillos tenth novel. ... Roddy Doyle (born May 1958 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. ... The Van (1991) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle and the third novel in The Barrytown Trilogy, continuing the story from The Snapper (1990). ... Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ... American Psycho is a 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis; it is a first person narrative describing episodes in the life of a wealthy young Manhattanite and self-proclaimed serial killer. ... Jostein Gaarder (born August 8, 1952 in Oslo) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and childrens books. ... Sophies World (Sofies verden in the original Norwegian) is a novel by Jostein Gaarder, published in 1995. ... John Gardner, circa 1984 John Edmund Gardner (born November 20, 1926) is an English spy novelist. ... The Man from Barbarossa, first published in 1991, was the eleventh novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. ... David Gates (born January 8, 1947) is an American journalist and novelist. ... Patricia Ann Granger (born 1939 Portsmouth, England) is a British crime writer. ... Say It With Poison (1991) is a whodunnit by Ann Granger. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... Damage is a novel (1991) by Josephine Hart (ISBN 0449911888) about a British politician who, in the prime of life, causes his own downfall through an inappropriate relationship; and a film (1992) by Louis Malle, also released as Fatale, based on Harts book, starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche... Gojiro is the 1991 debut novel by former Esquire columnist Mark Jacobson. ... John le Carré is the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born October 19, 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England), an English writer of espionage novels. ... The Secret Pilgrim is the 1990 novel, told as a series of memoirs about the career of John le Carrés George Smiley, famous only within the Circus. The memoirs, narrated by Ned, a former pupil of Smileys, are retrospective accounts of Smileys greatest untold cases. ... Morgan Llywelyn is an American-born Irish author of historical fantasy, historical fiction, and historical non-fiction. ... 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. ... Rohinton Mistry (born July 3, 1952) is considered to be one of the foremost authors of South Asian origin writing in English. ... Such a Long Journey (1998) is a film based upon the novel Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry. ... Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. ... He, She and It is a feminist science fiction novel by Marge Piercy, published in 1991. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. ... Alexandra Ripley, née Braid (January 8, 1934 - January 10, 2004) was a U.S. writer best known as the author of Scarlett (1991), the sequel to Gone With the Wind. ... Scarlett is a novel written in 1991 by Alexandra Ripley as a sequel to Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind. ... Bernice Rubens (July 26, 1928 - October 13, 2004) was a Welsh novelist and screenwriter. ... A Solitary Grief (1991) is a novel by Bernice Rubens about a Harley Street doctor who cannot cope with his own life. ... Michael Shaara Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 - May 5, 1988) was a writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. ... This article is for the novel by Michael Shaara. ... Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jane Smiley (born September 26, 1949) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. ... A Thousand Acres is a 1991 novel by American author Jane Smiley. ... Danielle Steel (born Danielle Fernandes Schuelein-Steel on August 14, 1947 in New York City, New York) is one of the best-selling authors in the United States. ... Heartbeat book cover Heartbeat is a 2004 childrens book by Sharon Creech, published by Bloomsbury. ... James Brewer Stewart (born c. ... Den of Thieves is the title of the following: Album Book This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Amy Tan (Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ä’nmÄ›i; born February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American. ... The Kitchen Gods Wife is a book published in 1991 and written by Amy Tan. ... Andrew Vachss & Honey Pit Bull, courtesy of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Andrew Henry Vachss (born 19 October 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ... Andrew Vachss & Honey Pit Bull, courtesy of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Andrew Henry Vachss (born 19 October 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ... Bernard Werber (born September 18, 1961 in Toulouse) is the most famous French writer of science fiction of the 1990s. ... Les Fourmis (English: The Ants) is a 1991 science fiction novel by French writer Bernard Werber. ... Timothy John Winton (born 1960), known as Tim Winton, is an acclaimed Australian novelist born in Perth, Western Australia. ... Cloudstreet is a novel that is generally considered to be Australian writer Tim Wintons magnum opus. ... Dirty Weekend is a film (1993) directed by Michael Winner based on a 1991 novel by Helen Zahavi (screenplay by Zahavi and Winner). ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by renowned Star Wars author, Timothy Zahn. ...

New drama

Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is a Jewish Chilean novelist, dramatist, essayist, and human rights activist. ... Death and the Maiden (La muerte y la doncella) is a play by Ariel Dorfman, first published in 1991. ... Philip Ridley is a multi-talented artist born in London, England. ... The first stage play by the multi-talented artist Philip Ridley. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is an American playwright and screenwriter. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ...

Non-fiction

Dave Foreman (born 1947) is a US environmentalist and co-founder of the radical environmental movement Earth First! The son of a US Air Force career officer, as a young man Foreman was influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand and supported the Vietnam War. ... Confessions of an Eco-Warrior (ISBN 0-517-88058-X / ISBN 051788058X), is a book written by Dave Foreman, publisher Crown Publishing Group. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Sex is the title of a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel Studio and film frames shot by Fabien Baron, released October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. ... ... Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War (1991) is a book by Robert K. Massie on the growing European tension in decades before World War I, especially the naval arms race between Britain and Germany. ... John Richardson is a British art historian who settled permanently in New York. ... Schama speaking at Strand Bookstore, New York City 2006 Simon Michael Schama, CBE (born 13 February 1945) is a professor of history and art history at Columbia University. ... Naomi Wolf (born 1962) is a bestselling American writer. ... The Beauty Myth is a book by Naomi Wolf, published in 1991. ...

Births

Deaths

January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Choquette (April 22, 1905 – January 22, 1991) was a Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Herman Northrop Frye, CC, MA, D.Litt. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yasushi Inoue (井上 靖 Inoue Yasushi, May 6, 1907 – January 29, 1992) was a Japanese writer whose range of genres included poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Charles Daly on Whats My Line? John Charles Daly (full given name John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, generally known as John Daly, February 20, 1914 – February 24, 1991), a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, was a journalist, game show host, radio personality, actor, and author. ... A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Paul Engle (1908-1991) was a noted American poet, writer, editor, and novelist. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... Graham Greene Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... James Schuyler(9 November 1923 – 12 April 1991) was a major American poet in the late 20th century. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven Jesse Bernstein (died October 11, 1991) was a performance artist who was recorded reading his poetry for Sub Pop Records by Steve Fisk. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... The two brothers Arkady (Арка́дий, August 28, 1925 – October 12, 1991) and Boris (Бори́с, born April 14, 1933) Strugatsky (Струга́цкий; alternate spelling: Strugatski) are Russian science fiction... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... See George Barker for other notable people with the same name. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Frank Garvin Yerby (September 5, 1916 - November 29, 1991) was an African American historical novelist. ... Dante Milano (1899–1991) was a Brazilian poet associated with modernism. ...

Awards

The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... Nadine Gordimer (born 20 November 1923) is a South African novelist and writer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in literature and 1974 Booker Prize. ...

Australia

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscript for writers under the age of 35. ... Andrew McGahan (born 1966) is an Australian novelist. ... The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, for a significant selection of new work by a poet published in a book. ... Jennifer Maiden (born 1949) is a contemporary Australian poet. ... The Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the N. S. W. Premiers Literary Awards for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form. ... Jennifer Maiden (born 1949) is a contemporary Australian poet. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Canada

Each winner of the 1991 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $10 000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ...

France

The Prix Goncourt is the most prestigious prize in French literature, given to the author of the best and most imaginative prose work of the year. Edmond de Goncourt, a successful author, critic, and publisher, bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Académie Goncourt. ... The Prix Décembre, originally known as the Prix Novembre is one of Frances premier literary awards. ... Raphaël Confiant (born January 25, 1951) is a Martiniquan writer known for his literary commitment towards Creole literature. ... The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. ...

United Kingdom

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... Ben Okri (born March 15, 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist. ... The Cholmondeley Award is given by the Society of Authors for poetry. ... James Berry may refer to: James Berry (hangman) (1852–1913) James Berry (poet) James Henderson Berry, Governor and U.S. Senator of Arkansas James Berry (Major-General) d. ... Sujata Bhatt (born 1956) is an Indian poet, a native speaker of Gujarati. ... Photograph of Michael Hulse, from Salt Publishing Michael Hulse (born 1955) is an English translator, critic, and poet. ... Derek Mahon Derek Mahon (born 23 November 1941) is an Irish poet. ... The Eric Gregory Award is given by the Society of Authors to British poets under 30 on submisson. ... Roddy Lumsden (born 1966) is a Scottish poet. ... Glyn Maxwell (born in 1962) is a British poet. ... Several persons have been called Steven Smith or Stephen Smith, which both may be familiarised to Steve Smith: Professor Steve Smith (academic) British academic. ... The poet and writer Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. ... Guardian First Book Award issued before 1999 as Guardian Fiction Prize or Guardian Fiction Award is awarded to new writing in fiction and non-fiction. ... Alan Judd (1946-) is the author of The Kaisers Last Kiss. ... The Gold Medal for Poetry, originally instituted by King George V, is awarded in some years on 23 April, for a book of verse written by a United Kingdom or British Commonwealth citizen; before 1985 it was awarded only to British writers (this rule clearly not having hardened by 1940). ... Judith Wright (1915 - 2000) is regarded as one of the best Australian poets of the 20th century. ... John Richardson is a British art historian who settled permanently in New York. ...

United States

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is a major American literary award for a first full-length book of poetry in the English language. ... Julia Kasdorf (b. ... The Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry is an annual prize, administered by the Sewanee Review and the University of the South, awarded to a writer who has had a substantial and distinguished career. ... American poet born in 1913 in Muskegon, Michigan and died on in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Bernard F. Conners Prize for Poetry is given by the Paris Review for the finest poem over 200 lines published in The Paris Review in a given year, according to the magazine. ... Donald Hall (born September 20, 1928) is an American poet and the U.S. Poet Laureate. ... Two American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals are awarded each year by the academy for distinguished achievement. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Baltimore... Michael Flynn, (born 1947), sometimes published as Michael F. Flynn, worked full time as a statistician and wrote science fiction as a sideline for several years. ... The Frost Medal is an award of the Poetry Society of America for lifetime achievement. ... Donald Hall (born September 20, 1928) is an American poet and the U.S. Poet Laureate. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is an American science fiction author. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... [[ Jerry Spinelli (b. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is an American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... Image:John jackass updike. ... The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction has been awarded since 1962 for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category. ... E.O. Wilson with Dynastes hercules E. O. Wilson, or Edward Osborne Wilson, (born June 10, 1929) is an entomologist and biologist known for his work on ecology, evolution, and sociobiology. ... This article is about E. O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler book. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Mona Jane Van Duyn (May 9, 1921 - December 2, 2004) was an American poet. ...

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