1982 in literature

1982 in literature

The year 1982 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events

*"La Bicyclette Bleue" ("The Blue Bicycle") by Régine Deforges becomes France's best selling novel ever.

New books

*Isabel Allende - "La casa de los espíritus" (The House of the Spirits)
*Martin Amis - "Invasion of the Space Invaders"
*Isaac Asimov - "Foundation's Edge"
*Jean M. Auel - "The Valley of Horses"
*Lynne Reid Banks - "The Indian in the Cupboard"
*Michael Bishop - "Blooded on Arachne"
*Arthur C. Clarke - ""
*Bernard Cornwell - "Sharpe's Company"
*Aileen Crawley - "The Bride of Suleiman"
*L. Sprague de Camp - "The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid"
*L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter - "Conan the Barbarian"
*August Derleth - "The Solar Pons Omnibus"
*Ken Follett - "The Man from St Petersburg"
*John Gardner - "For Special Services"
*Graham Greene -"Monsignor Quixote"
*Gwenyth Hood -"The Coming of the Demons"
*John Jakes - "North and South"
*Thomas Keneally - "Schindler's Ark"
*David Kesterton - "The Darkling"
*Stephen King - "Different Seasons" and "The Running Man"
*W.P. Kinsella - "Shoeless Joe"
*Judith Krantz - "Mistral's Daughter"
*Morgan Llywelyn - "The Horse Goddess"
*Robert Ludlum - "The Parsifal Mosaic"
*Colleen McCullough - "An Indecent Obsession"
*George R. R. Martin - "Fevre Dream"
*James Merrill - "The Changing Light at Sandover"
*James A. Michener - "Space"
*Chris Mullin - "A Very British Coup
*Sidney Sheldon - "Master of the Game"
*Elizabeth Smart - "The Assumption of the Rogues and Rascals"
*Danielle Steel - "Crossings"
*Alice Walker - "The Color Purple"
*Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice - "Water Witch
*Gene Wolfe - "The Citadel of the Autarch"
*Roger Zelazny - "Eye of Cat" and "Dilvish, the Damned"

New drama

*Peter Flannery - "Our Friends in the North"
*Michael Frayn - "Noises Off"
*Stephen MacDonald - "Not About Heroes"
*Frank McGuinness - "The Factory Girls"
*Tom Stoppard - "The Real Thing"

Non-fiction

*Irving Abella and Harold Troper - "None is Too Many".
*Carol Gilligan - "In a Different Voice".
*Edward James - "".
*Audre Lorde - "".
*John Naisbitt - "Megatrends".
*Tom Peters - "In Search of Excellence".
*Margaret Trudeau - "Consequences".

Births

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Deaths

* March 2 - Philip K. Dick, writer
* March 6 - Ayn Rand, author
* June 18 - John Cheever, writer

Awards

* Nobel Prize for Literature: Gabriel García Márquez
* Hugo Award for Best Novel: "Downbelow Station" by C. J. Cherryh

Australia

* The Australian/Vogel Literary Award: Brian Castro, "Birds of Passage"; Nigel Krauth, "Matilda, My Darling"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Fay Zwicky, "Kaddish and Other Poems"

Canada

* See 1982 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.

France

* Prix Goncourt: Dominique Fernandez, "dans la main de l'Ange"
* Prix Médicis French: Jean-François Josselin, "L'Enfer et Cie"
* Prix Médicis International: Umberto Eco, "The Name of the Rose"

United Kingdom

* Booker Prize: Thomas Keneally, "Schindler's Ark"
* Cholmondeley Award: Basil Bunting, Herbert Lomas, William Scammell
* Eric Gregory Award: Steve Ellis, Jeremy Reed, Alison Brackenbury, Neil Astley, Chris O’Neill, Joseph Bristow, John Gibbens, James Lasdun
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Bruce Chatwin, "On The Black Hill"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Richard Ellmann, "James Joyce"
* Whitbread Best Book Award: Bruce Chatwin, "On the Black Hill"

United States

* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Lawrence Joseph, "Shouting at No One"
* American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction, Bernard Malamud
* Nebula Award for Best Novel: Michael Bishop, "No Enemy But Time"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Nancy Willard, "A Visit to William Blake's Inn"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Charles Fuller, "A Soldier's Play"
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: John Updike - "Rabbit Is Rich"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Sylvia Plath: "The Collected Poems"

Elsewhere

*Premio Nadal: Fernando Arrabal, "La torre herida por un rayo"


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