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Encyclopedia > 1998 in literature

See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... Alice McDermott is Johns Hopkins Universitys Writer-in-Residence. ... The National Book Awards is the most important literary prize in the United States, presented annually for the best book by a living US citizen published in the US. The awards have been presented since 1950 in at least one category, and is presently awarded in each of four categories...

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About a Boy is a 1998 novel by British writer Nick Hornby. ... Nick Hornby (born 1957) is an English writer who lives in Highbury, in north London. ... Roy MacLaren (born 1934), is a Canadian diplomat, historian, and author. ... Mary Higgins Clark (born December 24, 1929) is a best-selling American mystery and suspense writer. ... Municipality of Amsterdam Alternate meanings: See Amsterdam Amsterdam  listen is the capital of the Netherlands. ... Ian McEwan (born June 21, 1948) is a British novelist, sometimes nicknamed Ian Macabre because of the nature of his work. ... Bag of bones is a 1998 novel by Stephen king After the sudden death of his wife Jo, author Mike Noonan is plagued by writers block, with his dreams hauted by the summer house he shared with her, he reluctantly decides to return to the isolated lakeside retreat. ... Stephen King Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is a prolific American author best known for his horror novels. ... David Adams Richards (born 1950) is a Canadian author. ... Tariq Ali Tariq Ali (born 1943) is an author, filmmaker, and historian. ... Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam (ISBN 0155001159) is a history book written by Alan I. Marcus in 1998. ... Alan I. Marcus is the author of Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam (1998) and is a professor of history at Iowa State University. ... Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... Spoiler warning: Julian Barness England, England (1998) is a philosophical novel set in the Britain of the not-too-distant future. ... Julian Barnes (born January 19, 1946 in Leicester) is a contemporary British writer whose novels and short stories have been seen as examples of postmodernism in literature. ... Foundation and Chaos (1998) is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear, set in Isaac Asimovs Foundation universe. ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... Girlfriend in a Coma, a novel by Douglas Coupland, was released in 1998. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian author and cultural commentator, raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Carol Matas (born 1949) is a Canadian childrens writer who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Cover of the International edition, distributed in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling, is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Joanne Rowling, OBE, (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing), is a British fiction writer. ... 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. ... Hellfire may refer to: Hellfire and Damnation -- the fires of hell The AGM-114 Hellfire -- an air-to-ground missile system Hellfire trigger -- a rapid-fire firearm trigger attachment An expansion pack to the computer game Diablo from Blizzard Entertainment This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Diana Gabaldon is an American author. ... Inversions (published in 1998) is a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks which tells the story of two influential strangers within two competing societies on a world whose state of civilisation broadly resembles that of early modern Europe. ... 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. ... Danielle Steel (b. ... The Last Continent is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... Danielle Steel (b. ... The Love of a Good Woman is a collection of short stories by Canadian writer Alice Munro, published in 1998. ... Alice Munro (born Alice Ann Laidlaw on July 10, 1931) is a noted Canadian short story writer. ... 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. ... A Man in Full is a fictional novel by Tom Wolfe, published in 1998 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. ... Tom Wolfe (born March 2, 1931) is an American author and journalist. ... A Midwinters Tale is a 1996 romantic comedy directed by Kenneth Branagh. ... Andrew M. Greeley (born February 5, 1928, in Oak Park, Illinois) is a Roman Catholic priest, author and sociologist. ... In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has mirror-image symmetry (also known in the terminology of modern physics... Danielle Steel (b. ... Muhammad is a common male name for Muslims. ... Driss Chraïbi (born July 15, 1926) is a Moroccan author whose novels deal with colonialism and are often semi-autobiographical. ... Esther Delisle (born 1954) is a French-Canadian historian and author. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Paradise The word paradise itself comes from the Persian word of pardees, paradeisos (same word latinized), and firdows (same word arabicized). ... Toni Morrison Toni Morrison is an African-American author, born Chloe Anthony Wofford, February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. ... Patricia Cornwell (born June 9, 1956) is the author of a popular series of crime novels featuring the fictional heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, who is a medical examiner for a Virginia police department. ... Rainbow Six is a techno-thriller written by Tom Clancy. ... Tom Clancy Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Street Lawyer is a legal/suspense novel, the ninth such work written by American author John Grisham. ... Grishams 2005 Novel The Broker John Grisham (born February 8, 1955) is an American novelist and author best known for his works of modern legal drama. ... Bridge Publications is the name of several firms: Bridge Publications, Inc. ... Tim OBrien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact that the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. ... Veronika Decides to Die (Portuguese Veronika decide morrer) is a novel by Paulo Coelho; it tells the story of 24 year old Veronika, who appears to have everything in life going for her, but who decides to kill herself. ... Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947) is a lyricist and novelist. ... 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. ... A Widow for One Year book cover A Widow for One Year is a John Irving novel, released in 1998, which was later made into a movie. ... 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). ... This book was published in 1998. ... John Fowles was born March 31, 1926 in Leigh-on-Sea, a small town in Essex, near London. ... David Halberstam (born April 10, 1934), American journalist and author, was born in New York City. ...

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Deaths

January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Frank Muir (5 February 1920-2 January 1998) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Wells (November 17, 1936 - January 11, 1998) was a British actor, writer and satirist. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Forbes (1950-1998) was an Australian poet. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Geoffrey Trease (1909-1998), was a prolific writer, publishing over 110 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Lawrence Sanders (March 15, 1920 – February 7, 1998) was an American novelist. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ernst Jünger as a soldier in World War I Ernst Jünger, Juenger or Junger in English, (March 29, 1895 – February 17, 1998) was a German author of novels and accounts of his war experiences. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... Doctor Benjamin McLane Spock ( May 2, 1903 - March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Francis Henry Durbridge (1912 _ April 11, 1998) was a British playwright and author born in Hull. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Octavio Paz (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican writer and diplomat. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Pauline Réage ( September 23, 1907 - April 27, 1998) pseudonym of Anne Desclos, was a French author. ... Carlos Castaneda born in Peru (December 25, 1925, died in Los Angeles April 27, 1998) was a US writer of Peruvian origin, a controversial series of books that claimed to describe his training in traditional Native American Shamanism. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Nat Perrin (March 15, 1905-May 9, 1998) was a comedy writer who contributed gags and story lines to several Marx Brothers films, cowrote the play Hellzapoppin that became a film, and was the producer of the television series The Addams Family. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Hammond Innes (July 15, 1914 – June 10, 1998) was an English adventure author who wrote over thirty novels, as well as childrens and travel books. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Dame Catherine Ann Cookson DBE OBE (20 June 1906–11 June 1998) was a British novelist. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Martin Seymour-Smith (b. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... Johnny Speight (June 2, 1920 - July 5, 1998), was a TV scriptwriter of many classic British sitcoms. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Miroslav Holub (13 September 1923 Plzeň - 14 July 1998) was a Czech poet and immunologist. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... John Hopkins (sometimes credited as John R. Hopkins; born January 27, 1931 in London, England, UK; died July 23, 1998 in Woodland Hills, California, United States) was a British film and television writer. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... Eric Malling (1946-1998) was a Canadian television journalist. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Eric Ambler (28 June 1909 - 22 October 1998) was an influential English writer of spy novels who brought a level of realism to the field that had generally been absent in earlier works. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... Edward James Hughes (August 17, 1930 in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire - October 28, 1998) was an English poet. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Margaret Rumer Godden (December 10, 1907–November 8, 1998), often simply Rumer Godden, was an English author of over 60 books. ... Ian Wallace was the pen name of science-fiction author John Wallace Pritchard (1912-1998). ...

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