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The year 1996 in literature involved some significant events and new books. This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... The table of years in literature is a tabular display of all years in literature, for overview and quick navigation to any year. ... The year 1986 in literature involved some significant events and new books. ... See also: 1986 in literature, other events of 1987, 1988 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1987 in literature, other events of 1988, 1989 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1988 in literature, other events of 1989, 1990 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1989 in literature, other events of 1990, 1991 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1990 in literature, other events of 1991, 1992 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1991 in literature, other events of 1992, 1993 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1992 in literature, other events of 1993, 1994 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1993 in literature, other events of 1994, 1995 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The year 1995 in literature involved some significant events and new books. ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2000 in literature, other events of 2001, 2002 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2002 in literature, other events of 2003, 2004 in literature, list of years in literature. ... // Canada Reads selects Guy Vanderhaeghes The Last Crossing to be read across the nation. ... // Events February 25 - Canada Reads selects Rockbound by Frank Parker Day as the novel to be read across the nation. ... // Events June 26, 2006: J.K. Rowling reaveals that two characters will die in the seventh book of the Harry Potter series. ... // January 20 — Maya Angelou reads On the Pulse of Morning at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton T. S. Eliot Prize created. ... // In the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, directed by Mike Newell, W.H. Audens Stop all the clocks is read as a eulogy. ... // February 16 — Announcement that 300 poems by S.T. Coleridge have been discovered February 17 — Sothebys announces discovery of four Walt Whitman notebooks John Ashbery, Can You Hear, Bird? Odysseus Elytis, West of Sadness (Δυτικά της λύπης) (his last book) Carl Rakosi, Poems, 1923-1941 Richard Howard edits The Best American Poetry... // The movie Dead Man, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, about a man named William Blake on a trek through the American West who is taken as the resurrected Romantic poet by a character named Nobody. ... // January 20 — Miller Williams of Arkansas reads his poem, Of History and Hope, at President Clintons inauguration. ... // Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, (Knopf) ; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Mark Strand, Blizzard of One... // July 1 — Scotlands Parliament opened with the singing of Robert Burns A Mans a Man For AThat, instead of God Save The Queen The Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award is established at the Fifth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... The 2010s decade is a period of 10 years that begins on January 1, 2010 and later ends on December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... The 2020s is the 3rd decade of the 21st century of the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 20XX redirects here. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... See also: 1995 in art, other events of 1996, 1997 in art, list of years in art, List_of_art_events. ... 1996 in archaeology // Explorations Excavations Publications Finds 28 July: Kennewick Man Awards Miscellaneous Yale University Bonampak Documentation Project begins at Maya site of Bonampak Births Deaths 9 December: Mary Leakey See also List of years in archaeology 1995 in archaeology 1997 in archaeology Categories: 1996 | Years in archaeology ... See also: 1995 in architecture, other events of 1996, 1997 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: Other events of 1996 List of years in science . ...

Contents

Events

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New books

Stephen Ambrose, at the 2001 premiere of Band of Brothers Stephen Edward Ambrose, Ph. ... Undaunted Courage, written by Stephen E. Ambrose is a biography of Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark. ... Not to be confused with Geoffrey Archer. ... The Fourth Estate is a book by Jeffrey Archer. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ... Alias Grace book cover Margaret Atwoods novel Alias Grace deals with the notorious murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in Upper Canada in 1843. ... David Baldacci (b. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 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. ... Excession is a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks and the fourth published to feature The Culture. ... John Berendt is the author of the best-selling non-fiction book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Brett Butler can refer to different people: Brett Butler, the comedienne. ... Knee Deep in Paradise is the title of an autobiography authored by actor/comedian Brett Butler, released in 1996. ... Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... Executive Orders is a political and military thriller novel by Tom Clancy. ... Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels currently residing in New York City, New York. ... Joseph Connolly (born March 23, 1950) is a British journalist, novelist, non-fiction writer and bibliophile. ... This Is It is a comic novel by Joseph Connolly first published in 1996 about a womanizer who leads a double life, with workdays in London and weekends in the country. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... Polaroids from the Dead is a collection of short stories by Douglas Coupland. ... Amanda Craig (born 1959) is a British novelist. ... A Vicious Circle (1996) is a novel by Amanda Craig which dissects and satirizes contemporary British society. ... John Darnton (born 1941 in New York City) is an American journalist and author. ... Neanderthal is a 1996 bestselling novel written by John Darnton. ... Born to a Catholic nationalist family in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1940, Seamus Deane is a poet, critic and novelist. ... Reading in the Dark is a novel written by Seamus Deane in 1996. ... Stephen Reeder Donaldson (born May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist. ... This Day All Gods Die (or officially The Gap into Ruin: This Day All Gods Die) is the final book of The Gap Cycle by Stephen Donaldson, a science fiction series. ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... For other uses, see Popcorn (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... John Gardner, circa 1984 John Edmund Gardner (November 20, 1926 - August 3, 2007) was an English spy novelist. ... Categories: Literature stubs | 1996 books | James Bond books ... Richard Garfinkle (fl. ... Celestial Matters, by Richard Garfinkle, Published by Tor, 1996. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... The Runaway Jury novel cover The Runaway Jury is a legal thriller novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Hackers (ISBN 0-441-00375-3) is an anthology of short stories edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. ... James L. Halperin (born October 31, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American author and businessman. ... The Truth Machine (1996), science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. ... Nancy Louise Huston (born September 16, 1953) is a Canadian-born novelist and essayist who writes primarily in French and auto-translates, that is, she translates her own works into English. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee (1996) is a satirical novel by Tama Janowitz about the Slivenowiczes, a trailer park trash family who are forced to leave their home in a polluted swamp area near Lake Superior (the Gitchee Gumee of the title) and who beg, steal and borrow their... This is about Matt Jones, the television writer. ... Bad Therapy is an original novel written by Matthew Jones and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Joe Klein (born September 7, 1946) is a longtime Washington, D.C. and New York journalist and columnist, perhaps best known for his novel Primary Colors, an anonymously-written roman à clef portraying Bill Clintons first presidential campaign. ... This article is about the book. ... Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania) is a prolific and best-selling fiction author known primarily for his popular suspense novels. ... Michael P. Kube-McDowell (1954 - ) is a science fiction novelist. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis #2: Shield of Lies is the second book in The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy and is set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis #3: Tyrants Test is the second book in The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy and is set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, comedian and writer. ... The Gun Seller (1996) is Hugh Lauries first, and to date only, novel. ... 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 Tailor of Panama is a 2001 spy film made by Merlin Productions and Columbia Pictures. ... Paul J. Leonard Hinder, better known by his pseudonym of Paul Leonard and also originally published a sPJL Hinder, is an author best known for his work on various spin-off fiction based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Speed of Flight is an original novel written by Paul Leonard and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Steve Lyons is a British writer. ... Killing Ground is a Virgin Publishing original novel written by Steve Lyons and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... David A. McIntee is a British writer. ... The Shadow of Weng-Chiang is an original novel written by David A. McIntee and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Terry McMillan (born October 18, 1951 in Port Huron, Michigan) is an African-American author. ... How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a (1998) romance film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. ... Look up Anastasia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lawrence Miles (born 1972 in Middlesex) is a science-fiction author best known for his work on original Doctor Who novels (both for the Virgin New Adventures and BBC Books series) and the subsequent spin-off Faction Paradox. ... Christmas on a Rational Planet is an original novel written by Lawrence Miles and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Rohinton Mistry (born July 3, 1952) is considered to be one of the foremost authors of South Asian origin writing in English. ... A Fine Balance is the second book by Rohinton Mistry. ... Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author and the Roger S. Berlind 52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978 ([1]). She serves as associate editor for the Ontario Review, a literary magazine, and... We Were the Mulvaneys book cover We Were the Mulvaneys is a novel written by Joyce Carol Oates and was published in 1996. ... Daniel OMahony is a half-British half-Irish author, most famous for his work for various spin-offs from the BBC television series Doctor Who. ... The Man in the Velvet Mask is an original novel written by Daniel OMahony and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Kate Orman is an Australian science-fiction author, best known for her books connected to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Return of the Living Dad is an original novel written by Kate Orman and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Two fatigued men in Tehran The word fatigue is used in everyday living to describe a range of afflictions, varying from a general state of lethargy to a specific work induced burning sensation within muscle. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist of Ukrainian ancestry born in Pasco, Washington. ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ... Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures and Faction Paradox) and Emmerdale. ... Cold Fusion is an original novel written by Lance Parkin and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Just War (ISBN 0426204638) is a novel by Lance Parkin from the Virgin New Adventures. ... Marc Platt Marc Platt is a British writer. ... Downtime is a spin-off of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... 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. ... Feet of Clay is the nineteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and a parody of detective novels. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... James Redfield (b. ... Justin Richards is a British writer. ... The Sands of Time is a Virgin Missing Adventures original novel written by Justin Richards based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Gareth John Pritchard Roberts (born 1968) is a British television writer and novelist, best known for his work related to the science-fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The English Way of Death is an original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The Plotters is an original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Mary Rosenblum (born 1952 in Levittown, New York) is a science fiction and mystery author. ... Synthesis & Other Virtual Realities is a collection of science fiction stories by author Mary Rosenblum. ... Kristine Kathryn Rusch (born June 1960) is a American writer; she writes in multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, mystery (using the pen name Kris Nelscott), and romance (under the name Kristine Grayson). ... The New Rebellion is a 1996 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and published by Bantam Spectra. ... This is an article about writer/actor Gary Russell, the boxer is found under Gary Russell Jr. ... The Scales of Injustice is a Virgin Missing Adventures original novel written by Gary Russell based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Al-Tayyib Salih (Arabic: الطيّب صالح) is a noted Sudanese writer. ... Jeffrey M. Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. ... For other uses, see Gods and Generals (disambiguation). ... Michael Slade is the pen name of Canadian novelist Jay Clarke, a lawyer who has participated in more than 100 criminal cases and who specializes in criminal insanity. ... Zombie (Evil Eye) The fifth Special X novel by Michael Slade. ... Zombie (Evil Eye) The fifth Special X novel by Michael Slade. ... Michael Stackpole (born 1957) is, among other things, a science-fiction author best known for his Star Wars and Battletech books. ... The Krytos Trap (1996) is the third novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. ... Rogue Squadron is the first novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. ... Wedges Gamble is the second novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. ... Dave Stone is a British writer. ... Death and Diplomacy is an original novel written by Dave Stone and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe, OC, SOM, (born April 5, 1951) is a Canadian fiction author. ... The Englishmans Boy is a novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe, published in 1996 by McClelland and Stewart. ... David Foster Wallace (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. ... Infinite Jest (1996) is a critically acclaimed novel written by David Foster Wallace. ...

New drama

  • Jeff Baron - Visiting Mr. Green

Jeff Baron is an award-winning playwright from New York. ... // Visiting Mr. ...

Non-fiction

Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Rubber Dinosaurs and Wooden Elephants by L. Sprague de Camp, Borgo Press, 1996 Rubber Dinosaurs and Wooden Elephants is a 1996 essay collection by L. Sprague de Camp, published by Borgo Press. ... Diane Francis (born 7th November 1946) is a Canadian journalist and author. ... Joey Stefano (January 1, 1968 - November 26, 1994) was an American pornographic actor (porn star) who appeared in gay adult films. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... References Downsize This!, Michael Moore, Perennial, ISBN 0330419153 Categories: Literature stubs | 1996 books | Politics books | Business books ... Alice Ernestine Prin (October 2, 1901 – April 29, 1953), was a French artists model, nightclub singer, actress, and painter best [] known as Kiki de Montparnasse. ... Kikis Memoirs is the 1929 autobiographical account of the life of Alice Prin (October 2, 1901 - April 29, 1953), also known as Kiki de Montparnasse; a model, artist and actress working in Montparnasse, Paris in the first half of the twentieth century. ...

Births

Deaths

is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerome Jerry Siegel a. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Shaw (December 31, 1931 - February 12, 1996) was a British science fiction author and fan. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William George Rushton, commonly known as Willie Rushton (August 18, 1937–December 11, 1996) was a British cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor and performer. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ...

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... A 1996 post stamp with Wisława Szymborska Wisława Szymborska (born July 2, 1923) is a Polish poet, essayist and translator of French literature, laureate of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. ...

Australia

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscript for writers under the age of 35. ... Professor Bernard Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh. ... 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. ... Peter Bakowski (15 October 1954-), Australian Poet, was born in Melbourne, to Polish-German immigrants. ... 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. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Jordie Albiston (born 1961) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic. ...

Canada

The Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers Trust of Canada to a writer under 35 who has not yet published his or her first book. ... The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ... The 1996 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were presented on November 14th 1996. ...

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. ... Jules Régis Debray is a French intellectual, journalist, government official and professor. ... The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. ... Jacqueline Harpman (born July 5, 1929) is a Belgian writer who writes in French. ... Jean Rolin (born 1949) is a French writer and journalist. ... 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... Graham Colin Swift (born May 4, 1949) is a well-known British author. ... Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English Language. ... Graham Colin Swift (born May 4, 1949) is a well-known British author. ... Alice Thompson (born in Edinburgh) is a Scottish novelist. ... Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English Language. ... Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church in the University of Oxford (at St Cross College, Oxford. ... Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489 – March 21, 1556) was the Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. He is credited with writing and compiling the first two Books of Common Prayer which established the basic structure of Anglican liturgy for centuries and... The Cholmondeley Award is given by the Society of Authors for poetry. ... Iain Crichton Smith (Iain Mac aGhobhainn) (January 1, 1928 - October 15, 1998) was a Scottish man of letters, writing in both English and Scottish Gaelic, and a prolific author in both languages. ... The Eric Gregory Award is given by the Society of Authors to British poets under 30 on submisson. ... Jane Griffiths (born 1970) is a British poet. ... Jane Holland (born November 1966 in Barkingside, Essex) is an award-winning English poet, performer and novelist whose poems have been widely published in magazines and broadcast on the radio. ... some gay kid ... Sinead Morrissey was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1972. ... The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary prizes, awarded annually for the best original full-length novel by a female author of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK in the preceding year. ... Helen Dunmore (born December 12, 1952) is a British poet, novelist and childrens writer. ... 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). ... Peter William Redgrove (1932- 2003) was a prolific British poet, who also wrote works with his second wife Penelope Shuttle on menstruation and womens health, novels and plays. ... Seamus Justin Heaney (IPA: ) (born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. ...

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. ... 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. ... The Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry is a biennial prize given by the Library of Congress on behalf of the nation in recognition for the most distinguished book of poetry written by an American and published during the preceding two years. ... Kenneth Koch (27 February 1925 - 6 July 2002) was an American poet, playwright, and professor, active from the 1950s until his death at age 77. ... 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... The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College is a 2002 nonfiction book written by education reporter Jacques Steinberg that examines the inner workings of admissions committees at prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and addresses the changing face of American higher level education in the... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science. ... The Diamond Age or, A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. ... 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 (see rolling eligibility below). ... Nicola Griffith (born 1960) is a British science fiction and mystery writer, editor and essayist currently living (with her partner, writer Kelley Eskridge) in Seattle, in the United States. ... 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. ... “Childrens books” redirects here. ... Karen Cushman (born October 4, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer of historical fiction. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. ... Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American Tony Award-winning composer and playwright who lived in New York City and authored musicals, including Rent and Tick, Tick. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. ... The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Jorie Graham Jorie Graham (born May 9, 1950) is an American poet and the editor of numerous volumes of poetry. ... The Wallace Stevens Award is a major annual American literary award for mastery of poetry in the English language. ... Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American feminist, poet, teacher, and writer. ...

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