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Encyclopedia > 2001 in literature

See also: 2000 in literature, other events of 2001, 2002 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Events

  • The film version of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic book, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, hits movie theaters. The film is directed by Peter Jackson
  • February 15 - Author Michael Crichton signed a new two book deal with HarperCollins Publishers reportedly earning $40 million for the two books.
  • July 20 - London: After being found guilty of two counts of perjury and two of perverting the course of justice, a shackled Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare is taken to Belmarsh jail in a van, seated next to a convicted knife murderer.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Michael Crichton John Michael Crichton (born October 23, 1942, pronounced // [1]) is an American author, film producer and television producer. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is the author of a number of books, is a former MP and was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and was later convicted of perjury. ...

New books

All Families Are Psychotic: A Novel, published in 2001, is the seventh novel by Douglas Coupland. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian fiction writer, artist and cultural commentator. ... The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... Dennis Bock (born in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. ... Austerlitz is the final novel of W. G. Sebald, published in 2001. ... W. G. (Winifried Georg Maximilian) Sebald (18 May 1944, Wertach im Allgäu–14 December 2001, Norfolk, United Kingdom) was a German writer and academic. ... Back When We Were Grownups is a novel written by Anne Tyler in 2001, in memory of her husband who had died in 1997. ... Anne Tyler (born on October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. ... Baudolino is a 2000 novel by Umberto Eco about a young man named Baudolinos adventures in the known and mythical Christian world of the 12th century. ... Photo of Umberto Eco by Robert Birnbaum Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, philosopher and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose and his many essays. ... For the novel by the same name, see Black house (novel). ... For other people named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... The Bonesetters Daughter is Amy Tans fourth novel. ... Amy Tan (Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ä’nmÄ›i), an American writer, was born February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California several years after her parents immigrated to the U.S. from China. ... Choke (2001) is a novel by U.S. author Chuck Palahniuk. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ... Cloak of Deception is a novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels, Agents of Chaos: Heros Trial and Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse. ... The Cold Six Thousand is a 2001 novel by James Ellroy. ... Photo of James Ellroy by Robert Birnbaum James Ellroy (born Lee Earle Ellroy on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is an American writer. ... The Constant Gardener is a 2001 novel by John le Carré. It tells the story of Justin Quayle, a British diplomat who finds his activist wife (Tessa) murdered. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Corrections is a novel of social criticism by American author Jonathan Franzen. ... Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959, Chicago, Illinois) is an American novelist and essayist, currently living in New York City. ... Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age (ISBN 0140244328) is a book written by Steven Levy about cryptography, and was published in 2001. ... Steven Levy is an American journalist who has written several books on computers, technology, cryptography, the Internet, cyber security and privacy. ... The Curse of Chalion is a 2001 fantasy novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. ... Lois McMaster Bujold (November 2, 1949, Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works. ... Martin Shaw stars as the sterling, sensitive Detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh in P. D. Jamess latest murder-in-the-establishment drama, Death in Holy Orders. ... Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park (born 3 August 1920 in Oxford) is a British writer of crime fiction and member of the House of Lords. ... Deaths Door The ninth novel in the Special X series by Canadian author Michael Slade. ... Michael Slade is the pen name of Jay Clarke, Canadian author. ... Nancy Huston (born September 16, 1953) is a Canadian-born author who writes primarily in French. ... Dreamcatcher. ... For other people named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Edge of Victory: Conquest (also released as Edge of Victory I: Conquest) is the first novel in a two-part story by Greg Keyes. ... Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. ... Edge of Victory: Rebirth (also released as Edge of Victory II: Rebirth) is the second novel in a two-part story by Greg Keyes. ... Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. ... Empire Falls is a 2001 novel written by Richard Russo set in a fictional small town in Maine. ... Richard Russo (born July 15, 1949, in Johnstown, New York and raised in nearby Gloversville, New York) is an American novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. ... Gerina Dunwich (born December 27, 1959, in Illinois) is a professional astrologer, occult historian, and New Age author, best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects. ... Fast Food Nation, paperback edition Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by Eric Schlosser, first serialized by Rolling Stone in 1999. ... Eric Schlosser (born 1959) is an American journalist and author. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require removal of its excessive redlinks. ... Diana Gabaldon (born January 11, 1952) is an American author of Mexican and English ancestry. ... Five Quarters of the Orange is a novel by Joanne Harris first published by Doubleday in 2001 The book has two timelines, one tells the story of Framboise, a widowed crêperie owner, fighting her profiteering nephew who is attempting to exploit the family recipes. ... Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris (born July 3, 1964) is a British author. ... The Fourth Hand book cover The Fourth Hand is a novel written by the American novelist John Irving in 2001. ... John Irving (born March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Fury can mean: For the emotion, see anger For the Furies from Greek mythology, see Erinyes For the Marvel Comics characters, see Nick Fury and Fury (Marvel Comics) For the DC Comics character, see Fury (DC Comics) For the Metal Gear Solid 3 character, see The Fury For the 1936... Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Urdu: , Hindi: on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is a British Indian essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent. ... The Future of Ideas: the fate of the commons in a connected world (2001) is a book by Lawrence Lessig, a professor of law at Stanford Law School, who is well known as a critic of the extension of the copyright term in US. While copyright helps artists get rewarded... Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic. ... The Last Hero is a short novel, the twenty-seventh of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 history of the United States. ... Life of Pi is a novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. ... Yann Martel Yann Martel (born June 25, 1963) is a Canadian author. ... Lady Antonia Fraser, née Pakenham, (born August 27, 1932) is a British author of history and novels, best known for writing biographies. ... Miranda Jane Seymour (born 1948), is an English literary critic, novelist, and biographer. ... Gerina Dunwich (born December 27, 1959, in Illinois) is a professional astrologer, occult historian, and New Age author, best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects. ... Never Dream of Dying, first published in 2001, was the seventh novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond (including film novelizations). ... Raymond Benson, born September 6, 1955, is an American author best known for being the most recent author of the official James Bond novels. ... Cover of the 2001 Metropolitan Books edition Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book authored by Barbara Ehrenreich. ... Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941, in Butte, Montana) is a social critic and essayist. ... Front Cover of A Painted House A Painted House is a novel by American author John Grisham, published on February 6, 2001. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... Rouge Brésil is a French historical novel by Jean-Christophe_Rufin which recounts the unsuccessful French attempt to conquer Brazil in the 16th century, against a background of wars of religion and a rite-of-passage discovery of the charms and secrets of the Amerindian world. ... Jean-Christophe Rufin (born June 28, 1952) is a French physician and novelist. ... Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... Laura Hillenbrand born 1967 is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit. ... Skipping Christmas (2001) is a comedy novella by noted American author John Grisham. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... Summary Spoiler warning: Star by Star is the eleventh installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... Troy Denning (b. ... The Stone Carvers is a 2001 historical and World War I novel by the Canadian writer Jane Urquhart. ... Jane Urquhart (born June 21, 1949) is a Canadian author. ... Stupid White Men U.S. cover Stupid White Men . ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954 in Flint, Michigan) is an Academy Award winning American film director, author, social commentator, and comedian. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... Thinks . ... David Lodge (born January 28, 1935 at London, England) is a British author. ... The Trial of Henry Kissinger, published in 2002, is Christopher Hitchens brief examination of the alleged war crimes of Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State for President Nixon, and Secretary of State for President Ford. ... Christopher Hitchens Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) is an author, journalist and literary critic. ... Orhan Pamuk posing with his most popular book My Name is Red. ...

New drama

The Shape of Things is a play by American author and film director Neil LaBute and a 2003 American movie. ... Neil LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, and playwright. ... Lynn Manning (1955—) is an award winning playwright, poet and actor. ...

Births

Deaths

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 - January 31, 2001) was a Canadian science fiction author. ... 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. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906 – February 7, 2001) was an author and pioneering American aviator. ... It has been suggested that Pilot (spaceflight) be merged into this article or section. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan John Ross, (May 6, 1922 – February 14, 2001), was a British poet and editor. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... The Scarlatti Inheritance, Ludlums first book, published 1971. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Douglas Noël Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001) was a cult British comic radio dramatist, amateur musician and author, most notably of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series (HHGG or H2G2). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... R.K. Narayan - 1906 - 2001 Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan (October 10, 1906 - May 13, 2001) was an Indian novelist. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Indian English Literature. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Henry King Ketcham (1920-2001), commonly known as Hank Ketcham, was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994. ... A cartoonist at work. ... Dennis the Menace is one of two cartoon characters. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Tove Marika Jansson (August 9, 1914 – June 27, 2001) was a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Mordecai Richler Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 - July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author, scriptwriter and essayist. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was a prolific science fiction author of the genres Golden Age; some of his short stories were first published using the pseudonyms A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, and Winston P. Sanders. Poul Anderson also wrote fantasy such as the King... // For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... Amados caricature Jorge Amado de Faria (August 10, 1912 – August 6, 2001) was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sir Fred Hoyle Sir Fred Hoyle (June 24, 1915 in Bingley, Yorkshire – August 20, 2001 in Bournemouth, England) was a British astronomer, notable for a number of his theories that run counter to current astronomical opinion, and a writer of science fiction, including a number of books co-authored by... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics. ... 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. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... Ken Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and as a (counter) cultural figure whom some consider a link between the beat generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. ...

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