2000 in literature

2000 in literature

The year 2000 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


* February 13 - Final original "Peanuts" comic strip is published
* September 24 - The American Family Association begins a year-long attack on Robert Clark Young's novel, "One of the Guys", in an attempt to persuade the U.S. Congress to defund the National Endowment for the Arts

New books


*Isabel Allende - "Daughter of Fortune"
*Reed Arvin - "The Will"
*Margaret Atwood - "The Blind Assassin"
*Louis Auchincloss - "Her Infinite Variety"
*Eleanor Ayer - "Parallel Journeys"
*Trezza Azzopardi - "The Hiding Place"
*Iain M. Banks - "Look to Windward"
*Matt Beaumont - "e"
*Raymond Benson - "Doubleshot"
*T. C. Boyle - "A Friend of the Earth"
*Ben Bova - "Jupiter
*Dan Brown - "Angels and Demons"
*Peter Carey - "True History of the Kelly Gang"
*Michael Chabon - ""
*Tom Clancy - "The Bear And The Dragon"
*Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark - "Deck The Halls"
*Miriam Cooke - "Hayati, My Life"
*Bernard Cornwell - "Harlequin" (aka "The Archer's Tale")
*Patricia Cornwell - "The Last Precinct"
*August Derleth - "The Original Text Solar Pons Omnibus Edition"
*Ken Follett - "Code to Zero"
*Myla Goldberg - "Bee Season"
*Linda Grant - "When I Lived in Modern Times"
*John Grisham - "The Brethren"
*Mohsin Hamid - "Moth Smoke"
*Joanne Harris - "Blackberry Wine"
* Elisabeth Harvor - "Excessive Joy Injures the Heart" (Canada)
*David Holland - ""
*Robert Jordan - "Winter's Heart"
*Barbara Kingsolver - "Prodigal Summer"
*Robert Ludlum - "The Prometheus Deception"
*Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins - "The Indwelling" and "The Mark"
*Barry N. Malzberg - "In the Stone House"
*Colleen McCullough - "Morgan's Run"
*Alistair MacLeod - "Island"
*Patrick Maher - Candid Confessions
*George R.R. Martin - "A Storm of Swords"
*Joyce Carol Oates - "Blonde"
*Robert B. Parker - "Hugger Mugger"
*James Patterson - "Roses Are Red"
*Rosamunde Pilcher - "Winter Solstice"
*Giuseppe Pontiggia - "Nati due volte"
*Terry Pratchett - "The Truth"
*Philip Pullman - "The Amber Spyglass"
*Mario Puzo - "Omertà"
*Kathy Reichs - "Deadly Decisions"
*Philip Roth - "The Human Stain"
*J. K. Rowling - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
*Peter Ruber editor - "Arkham's Masters of Horror"
*Jean-Jacques Schuhl - "Ingrid Caven"
*Christina Schwarz - "Drowning Ruth"
*Michael Slade - "Hangman"
*Gillian Slovo - "Red Dust"
*Zadie Smith - "White Teeth"
*Muriel Spark - "Aiding and Abetting"
*Michael Stackpole - ' and '
*Domenico Starnone - "Via Gemito"
*Danielle Steel - "The House On Hope Street" and "Journey"
*Kathy Tyers - "Balance Point"
*Andrew Vachss - "Dead and Gone"
*Juliet Marillier - Son of the Shadows


*David Auburn - "Proof"
*Timothy Findley - "Elizabeth Rex"
*Dusty Hughes - "Helpless"


*Anne Carson - "Men in the Off Hours"
*Paul Celan - "" (Translated by Heather McHugh and Nikolai Popov)
*Fanny Howe - ""
*Pierre Labrie - "À tout hasard"
*Grazyna Miller - "Sull'onda del respiro" ("On the Wave of Breath")
*Owen Sheers - "The Blue Book"


*"The Beatles Anthology"
*Peter Ackroyd - "London: A Biography"
*Gerina Dunwich - ""
*Dave Eggers - "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius"
*Charles Foster - ""
*Lawrence Lessig - "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace"
*Roger Lowenstein - ""
*Sidney Poitier - ""
*Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee - ""
*Bruce Wilkinson & David Kopp - ""



* January 26 - A. E. van Vogt, science fiction author
* January 31 - Gil Kane, comic book writer
* February 12 - Charles M. Schulz, 77, creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip
* March 28 - Anthony Powell, British novelist
* April 13 - Giorgio Bassani, 84, Italian writer ("The Garden of the Finzi-Continis")
* August 25 - Carl Barks, 99, illustrator of "Donald Duck"
* September 7 - Malcolm Bradbury, 68, British novelist and critic ("The History Man")
* October 30 - Steve Allen, comedian, composer, talk show host, author
* November 2 - Robert Cormier, 75, young adult fiction writer
* November 8 - L. Sprague de Camp, 92, American sci-fi and fantasy author


* Nobel Prize for Literature: Gao Xingjian


* The Australian/Vogel Literary Award: Stephen Gray, "The Artist is a Thief"
* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: John Millett, "Iceman"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Jennifer Maiden, "Mines"
* Mary Gilmore Prize: Lucy Dougan, "Memory Shell"
* Miles Franklin Award: Tie: Thea Astley, "Drylands"; Kim Scott, "Benang"


* Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction: Michael Ondaatje, "Anil's Ghost" - tied with: David Adams Richards, "Mercy Among the Children"
* See 2000 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.


* Prix Femina: Camille Laurens, "Dans ces bras-là"
* Prix Goncourt: Jean-Jacques Schuhl, "Ingrid Caven"
* Prix Décembre: Anthony Palou, "Camille"
* Prix Médicis French: Armelle Lebras-Chopard, "Le zoo des philosophes"
* Prix Médicis Non-Fiction: Yann Apperry, "Diabolus in musica"
* Prix Médicis International: Michael Ondaatje, "Anil's Ghost"

United Kingdom

* Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood, "The Blind Assassin"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Zadie Smith, "White Teeth"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Martin Amis, "Experience"
* Cholmondeley Award: Alistair Elliot, Michael Hamburger, Adrian Henri, Carole Satyamurti
* Eric Gregory Award: Eleanor Margolies, Antony Rowland, Antony Dunn, Karen Goodwin, Clare Pollard
* Orange Prize for Fiction: Linda Grant, "When I Lived in Modern Times"
* Samuel Johnson Prize: David Cairns, "Berlioz: Volume 2"
* Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Edwin Morgan
* Whitbread Best Book Award: Matthew Kneale, "English Passengers"

United States

* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize awarded to Quan Barry for "Asylum"
* Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, Eleanor Ross Taylor
* Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry, Corey Marks, "Renunciation", and (separately) Christopher Patton, "Broken Ground"
* Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, David Ferry for "Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations"
* Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Greg Rappleye, "A Path Between Houses"
* Business Week Best Book of the Year: Roger Lowenstein, "When Genius Failed"
* Compton Crook Award: Stephen L. Burns, "Flesh and Silver"
* Frost Medal: Anthony Hecht
* Hugo Award: Vernor Vinge, "A Deepness in the Sky"
* Nebula Award: Greg Bear, "Darwin's Radio"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Christopher Paul Curtis, "Bud, Not Buddy"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Donald Margulies, "Dinner With Friends"
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Jhumpa Lahiri, "Interpreter of Maladies"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: C.K. Williams, "Repair"
* Wallace Stevens Award: Frank Bidart


* Finlandia Prize: Johanna Sinisalo "Not Before Sunset" (Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi)
* IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Nicola Barker, "Wide Open"
*Premio Nadal: Lorenzo Silva, "El alquimista impaciente"
* Viareggio Prize: Giorgio van Straten, "Il mio nome a memoria" and Sandro Veronesi, "La forza del passato"

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