1926 in literature

1926 in literature

The year 1926 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


*Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is founded in Middlebury, Vermont.
* Ford Madox Ford publishes "A Man Could Stand Up". It is the third book of a four-volume work titled "Parade's End" published between 1924 and 1928.
* October 14 - The children's book "Winnie-the-Pooh", by A.A. Milne, is published for the first time.
*The remains of Isaac Rosenberg are re-interred at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Plot V, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France.
* S. S. Van Dine publishes the first Philo Vance mystery novel.

New books

*Marcel Arland - "Monique"
*Isaac Babel - "Red Cavalry"
*Henry Bellamann - "Petenera's Daughter"
*Louis Bromfield - "Early Autumn"
*Willa Cather - "My Mortal Enemy"
*Arthur Bowie Chrisman - "Shen of the Sea"
*James R. Crowell & Samuel C. Hildreth - "The Spell of the Turf"
*Arthur Conan Doyle - "The Land of Mist"
*Lion Feuchtwanger - "The Ugly Duchess"
*Ford Madox Ford - "A Man Could Stand Up"
*C. S. Forester - "Payment Deferred"
*Zona Gale - "Preface to Life"
*Hugo Gernsback - "Ralph 124C 41+"
*Ellen Glasgow - "The Romantic Comedians"
*Georgette Heyer - "These Old Shades"
*Ernest Hemingway - "The Sun Also Rises"
*Franz Kafka - "The Castle"
*A. A. Milne - "Winnie-the-Pooh"
*George A. Moore - "Ulich and Soracha"
*Vladimir Nabokov - "Mary"
*Baroness Orczy
**"Unravelled Knots"
**"The Celestial City"
*Cassiano Ricardo - "Vamos caçar papagaios"
*Arthur Schnitzler - "Dream Story"
*S. S. Van Dine - "The Benson Murder Case"
*H. G. Wells - "The World of William Clissold"
*Walter F. White - "Flight"

New drama

*Bertolt Brecht - "Man Equals Man"
*Mikhail Bulgakov - "Days of the Turbins"
*St. John Greer Ervine - "Anthony and Anna"
*Sean O'Casey - "The Plough and the Stars"


*Mário de Andrade - "Losango cáqui"
*Robert McAlmon - "The Portrait of a Generation"
*Hugh MacDiarmid - "A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle"


*Angela Brazil - "My Own Schooldays"
*R. H. Tawney - "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism"
*William Butler Yeats - "Autobiographies"


*January 5 - W. D. Snodgrass, American poet
*January 14 - Tom Tryon, American actor & novelist (d. 1991)
*February 3 - Richard Yates, American writer (d. 1992)
*February 15 - Dieter Lattmann, writer & politician
*February 20 - Richard Matheson, American author
*March 3 - James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)
*March 24 - Dario Fo, Italian dramatist & actor
*March 31 - John Fowles, English writer (d. 2005)
*April 28 - Harper Lee, American novelist
*May 21 - Robert Creeley, American author (d. 2005)
*June 3 - Allen Ginsberg, American Beat Generation poet (d. 1997)
*July 11 - Frederick Buechner, American author & minister
*July 18 - Elizabeth Jennings, English poet (d. 2001)
*August 14 - René Goscinny, French writer & co-creator of Asterix (d. 1977)
*September 14 - Michel Butor, French writer
*October 15 - Evan Hunter, American author & screenwriter (d. 2005)
*November 20 - John Gardner, British novelist (d. 2007)
*December 1 - Elena Harlow, horror author
*December 23 - Robert Bly, American writer
*"date unknown" - Spencer Holst, American writer & storyteller (d. 2001)


*January 14 - René Boylesve, French author (b. 1867)
*May 21 - Ronald Firbank, British novelist (b. 1886)
*August 1 - Israel Zangwill, English poet (b. 1964)
*December 29 - Rainer Maria Rilke, German language poet (b. 1875)


* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction:Radclyffe Hall, "Adam's Breed"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Reverend Dr H. B. Workman, "John Wyclif: A Study of the English Medieval Church"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Arthur Bowie Chrisman, "Shen of the Sea"
* Nobel Prize for Literature: Grazia Deledda
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: George Kelly, "Craig's Wife"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Amy Lowell, "What's O'Clock"
* Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Sinclair Lewis, "Arrowsmith"
* Blindman International Poetry Prize: Ruth Manning-Sanders, "The City"

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