2005 in literature

2005 in literature

The year 2005 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


* 400th anniversary of Cervantes' publication of the first part of Don Quixote.
* February 25 - Canada Reads selects "Rockbound" by Frank Parker Day as the novel to be read across the nation.

New books

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*Avi - "Never Mind"
*John Banville - "The Sea"
*Sebastian Barry - "A Long Long Way"
*Nelson Bond - "Other Worlds Than Ours"
*Orson Scott Card - "Magic Street" and "Shadow of the Giant
*Wendy Coakley-Thompson - "What You Won't Do For Love"
*Eoin Colfer - ""
*Bernard Cornwell - "The Pale Horseman"
*Colin Cotterill - "Thirty-Three Teeth"
*Lindsey Davis - "See Delphi and Die"
*Abha Dawesar - "Babyji"
*L. Sprague de Camp - ""
*Troy Denning - "The Joiner King", "The Swarm War" and "The Unseen Queen"
*Bret Easton Ellis - "Lunar Park"
*Alicia Erian - "Towelhead"
*Sebastian Faulks - "Human Traces"
*Amanda Filipacchi - "Love Creeps"
*Nicci French - "Catch Me When I Fall"
*Gayleen Froese - "Touch"
*David Gibbins - "Atlantis"
*Joanne Harris - "Gentlemen & Players"
*Carl Hiaasen - "Flush"
*Charlie Higson - "SilverFin"
*John Irving - "Until I Find You"
*Kazuo Ishiguro - "Never Let Me Go"
*Uzodinma Iweala - "Beasts of No Nation"
*Dean Koontz - "Velocity"
*James Luceno - "" and "Labyrinth of Evil"
*Ian McEwan - "Saturday"
*Gregory Maguire - "Son of a Witch"
*David Michaels - ""
*Chuck Palahniuk - "Haunted"
*Christopher Paolini - "Eldest"
*Robert B. Parker - "School Days"
*Ruth Rendell - "End in Tears"
*J. K. Rowling - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
*Darren Shan - "Lord Loss" (first of The Demonata series)
*Michael Slade - "Swastika"
*Lemony Snicket - "The Penultimate Peril"
*David Southwell - "Secrets and L ies (book)"
*Olen Steinhauer - "36 Yalta Boulevard"
*Matthew Stover - ""
*Thomas Sullivan - "Second Soul"
*Jean-François Susbielle - "La Morsure du dragon"
*Rupert Thomson - "Divided Kingdom"
*Harry Turtledove, editor - ""
*Andrew Vachss - "Two Trains Running"
*David Weber - "At All Costs"
*Samantha Weinberg - ""
*Garth Nix - "Drowned Wednesday"
*Kirby Wright - "Punahou Blues"
*Doctor Charles Goodwin - "Scout Shorts"

New drama

*Catherine Filloux - "Lemkin's House"
*Oleg Kagan - "The Black Hat"
*The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble - "Wounded"


*Joan Didion - "The Year of Magical Thinking"
*Tony Judt - ""
*Jung Chang & Jon Halliday - ""
*John Grogan - "Marley & Me"
*Alexander Masters - ""
*Azadeh Moaveni - "Lipstick Jihad"
*Peter C. Newman - ""
*Masamune Shirow - ""
*James B. Stewart - "DisneyWar"
*Jane Smiley - "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel"
*Binod Bihari Verma - "Vedmurti Taponishth SriRam Sharma Acharya Biography of Shriram Sharma Acharya


*January 7 - Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
*January 14 - Charlotte MacLeod, American mystery writer (b. 1922)
*January 15 - Elizabeth Janeway, American feminist author (b. 1913)
*January 15 - Walter Ernsting, German science fiction author (b. 1920)
*January 19 - K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
*January 21 - Theun de Vries, Dutch writer and poet (b. 1907)
*January 24 - Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian science fiction writer (b. 1933)
*January 25 - Max Velthuijs, Dutch writer and illustrator
*January 29 - Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirist, dramatist, and screenwriter. (b. 1924)
*February 10 - Arthur Miller, American playwright (b. 1915)
*February 11 - Jack L. Chalker, American science fiction writer (b. 1944)
*February 21 - Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
*February 25 - Phoebe Hesketh, British poet (b. 1909)
*March 7 - Willis Hall, English playwright (b. 1929)
*March 8 - Anna Haycraft, English novelist (b. 1932)
*March 17 - Andre Norton, American science fiction writer (b. 1912)
*March 22 - Anthony Creighton, English playwright (b. 1922)
*March 30 - Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
*April 7 - Yvonne Vera, Zimbabwean novelist (b. 1964)
*April 26 - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan novelist (b. 1917)
*May 7 - Tristan Egolf, American novelist (b. 1971)
*June 9 - Hovis Presley, English poet (b. 1960)
*June 14 - Norman Levine, Canadian short story writer (b. 1923)
*June 16 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican novelist (b. 1905)
*June 20 - Larry Collins American novelist (b. 1929)
*June 22 - William Donaldson, English satirist (b. 1935)
*June 27 - Shelby Foote, American novelist (b. 1916)
*June 28 - Philip Hobsbaum, Scottish poet and critic (b. 1932)
*June 30 - Christopher Fry, English dramatist (b. 1907)
*July 6:* Claude Simon, French Nobel laureate in literature (b. 1913):*Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
*July 7 - Gustaf Sobin, American poet (b. 1935)
*July 17 - Gavin Lambert, English novelist and biographer (b. 1924)
*July 19 - Edward Bunker, American crime writer (b. 1933)
*August 9 - Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
*August 21 - Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
*August 29 - Sybil Marshall, English novelist (b. 1913)
*September 3 - R.S.R. Fitter, English nature writer (b. 1913)
*September 26 - Helen Cresswell, English children's writer (b. 1934)
*September 27: :*Mary Lee Settle, American novelist (b. 1918):*Ronald Pearsall, English writer (b. 1927)
*October 2 - August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)
*October 17 - Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (b. 1904)
*November 1 - Michael Thwaites, Australian poet (b. 1915)
*November 2 - Gordon A. Craig, Scottish historian
*November 3 - Robert Waller, English poet, (b. 1913)
*November 4 - Michael G. Coney, Canadian science-fiction writer (b. 1932)
*November 26 - Stan Berenstain, American children's writer and illustrator (b. 1923)
*December 1 - Mary Hayley Bell, dramatist
*December 2 - Christine Pullein-Thompson, English novelist (b. 1925)
*December 9 - Robert Sheckley, American short story writer (b. 1928)
*December 15 - Julián Marías, Spanish philosopher and author (b. 1914)
*December 16 - Kenneth Bulmer, English novelist and short story writer (b. 1921)


* Nobel Prize in Literature: Harold Pinter


* The Australian/Vogel Literary Award: Andrew T. O'Connor, "Tuvalu"
* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: M. T. C. Cronin, "1-100"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Samuel Wagan Watson, "Smoke Encrypted Whispers"
* Miles Franklin Award: Andrew McGahan, "The White Earth"


* Governor General's Award for English language fiction: David Gilmour - "A Perfect Night to Go to China"
* Griffin Poetry Prize: Roo Borson, "Short Journey Upriver Towards Oishida" and Charles Simic, "Selected Poems: 1963-2003"
* Hugo Award for Best Novel: Susanna Clarke - "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
* Scotiabank Giller Prize: David Bergen - "The Time in Between"

United Kingdom

* Cholmondeley Award: Jane Duran, Christopher Logue, M.R. Peacocke, Neil Rollinson
* Commonwealth Writers Prize: Andrea Levy - "Small Island"
*Dagger of Daggers: John le Carré, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1963)
* Eric Gregory Award: Melanie Challenger, Carolyn Jess, Luke Kennard, Jaim Smith
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Sue Prideaux, "Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Ian McEwan, "Saturday"
* Man Booker International Prize: Ismail Kadare
* Man Booker Prize: John Banville - "The Sea"
* Samuel Johnson Prize: Jonathan Coe - ""
* Orange Prize for Fiction: Lionel Shriver - "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
* Somerset Maugham Award: Justin Hill - "Passing Under Heaven"; Maggie O'Farrell - "The Distance Between Us"
* Whitbread Book of the Year Award: Hilary Spurling - ""

United States

* Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry - B.H. Fairchild
* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize awarded to Rick Hilles for "Brother Salvage: Poems"
* Arthur Rense Prize awarded to Daniel Hoffman by the American Academy of Arts and Letters
* Bollingen Prize for Poetry, Jay Wright
* Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Susanna Childress, "Jagged with Love"
* Compton Crook Award: Tamara Siler Jones, "Ghosts in the Snow"
* Frost Medal: Marie Ponsot
* Hugo Award: Susanna Clarke, "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
* National Book Award for Poetry: W.S. Merwin: "Migration: New and Selected Poems"
* Newbery Medal: Cynthia Kadohata - "Kira-Kira"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: John Patrick Shanley - ""
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Marilynne Robinson - "Gilead"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Ted Kooser - "Delights & Shadows"
* Wallace Stevens Award: Gerald Stern
* Whiting Writers' Awards::Fiction: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Nell Freudenberger, Seth Kantner, John Keene (fiction/poetry) :Plays: Rinne Groff:Poetry: Thomas Sayers Ellis, Ilya Kaminsky, John Keene (fiction/poetry), Dana Levin, Spencer Reece, Tracy K. Smith
* Wordcraft Writer of the Year Award for Poetry: Allison Hedge Coke, (poetry) "Off-Season City Pipe"


* International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Edward P. Jones - "The Known World"
* Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres: Patti Smith

ee also

* List of years in literature
* Literature
* Poetry
* List of literary awards
* List of poetry awards

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