1901 in literature
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The year 1901 in literature involved some significant new books.
- January 31 - Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters opens at the Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Constantin Stanislavski and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko with Stanislavski as Vershinin, Olga Knipper as Masha, Margarita Savetskaya as Olga, Maria Andreyeva as Irina and Maria Lilina (Stanislavsky's wife) as Natasha.
- May 25 - Chekhov marries Olga Knipper in a quiet ceremony.
- June 28 - G. K. Chesterton marries Frances Blogg.
- October - Thomas Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks, is published in Berlin.
- October 23 - Mark Twain receives an honorary doctor of literature degree from Yale University. In the same month, he moves to Riverdale, New York.
- December 2 - The Romanian literary review Sămănătorul is founded.
- December 10 - The first Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded, to French poet Sully Prudhomme.
- The World's Classics editions are established by Grant Richards in England.
- John Kendrick Bangs - Mr. Munchausen
- L. Frank Baum
- René Boylesve - La Becquée
- Samuel Butler - Erewhon Revisited
- Hall Caine - The Eternal City
- Colette - Claudine à Paris
- Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford - The Inheritors
- Victoria Cross - Anna Lombard
- Patrick S. Dinneen - Cormac Ó Conaill, the first novel in Irish published complete in book form
- George Douglas - The House with the Green Shutters
- Miles Franklin - My Brilliant Career
- Géza Gárdonyi - A láthatatlan ember
- Henry James - The Sacred Fount
- Rudyard Kipling - Kim
- Jean Lorrain
- Monsieur de Phocas
- Le Vice errant
- George Barr McCutcheon - Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne
- Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks
- George Moore - Sister Theresa
- Frank Norris - The Octopus
- Charles-Louis Philippe - Bubu de Montparnasse
- Luigi Pirandello - L'Esclusa
- Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- José Maria de Eça de Queiroz - A Cidade e as Serras
- M. P. Shiel
- Rabindranath Tagore - Nastanirh
- Jules Verne
- H. G. Wells - The First Men in the Moon
- Émile Zola - Travail
- Gabriele D'Annunzio - Francesca da Rimini
- Anton Chekhov - Three Sisters
- Wilhelm Meyer-Förster - Old Heidelberg
- August Strindberg - A Dream Play
- Winston Churchill - The Crisis
- Sigmund Freud - The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
- Edith Helen Sichel - Women and Men of the French Renaissance
- Booker T. Washington - Up from Slavery
- January 31 - Marie Luise Kaschnitz, born Marie Luise von Holzing-Berslett, German short story writer, novelist, essayist and poet (died 1974)
- February 13 - Lewis Grassic Gibbon, born James Leslie Mitchell, Scottish novelist (died 1974)
- February 23 - Ivar Lo-Johansson, Swedish novelist and journalist (died 1990)
- April 10 - Anna Kavan, born Helen Emily Woods, British novelist and short story writer (died 1968)
- May 1 - Antal Szerb, Hungarian writer (died 1945)
- June 1 - John Van Druten, English-born dramatist (died 1957)
- June 23 - Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish novelist and essayist (died 1962)
- July 20 - Dilys Powell, British film critic (died 1995)
- July 25 - Ruth Krauss, American children's book author and poet (died 1993)
- August 10 - Sergio Frusoni, Cape Verdean poet and promoter of the Cape Verdean Creole language (died 1975)
- August 20 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian author (died 1968)
- November 3 - André Malraux, French author (died 1976)
- December 9 - Ödön von Horváth, Austro-Hungarian dramatist and novelist (died 1938)
- December 16 - Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist and author (died 1978)
- January 14 - Víctor Balaguer, Catalan Spanish dramatist and poet, 76
- February 15 - Maurice Thompson, American novelist, 56 (pneumonia)
- March 19 - Philippe Gille, French dramatist, 69
- March 24 - Charlotte Mary Yonge, English novelist, 77
- April 12 - Louis Auguste Sabatier, French theologian, 61
- June 5 - Dagny Juel, Norwegian-born writer and artists' model, 33 (shot)
- June 9 - Walter Besant, English novelist and historian, 64
- June 10 - Robert Williams Buchanan, Scottish poet, novelist and dramatist, 59
- July 7 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's author, 74
- July 18 - Jan ten Brink, Dutch novelist, 67
- July 20 - William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic, 61
- July 27 - Brooke Westcott, English theologian, 76
- August 9 - Vishnudas Bhave, Indian dramatist
- October 31 - Julien Leclercq, French Symbolist poet and art critic, 36
- "I have a horror of weddings, the congratulations and the champagne, standing around, glass in hand with an endless grin on your face." Letter to Olga Knipper, 19 April 1901.
- Valeriu Râpeanu, "Sămănătorul acum 100 de ani", in Magazin Istoric, December 2001.
- Nobel Prize official website: From the First Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, 1901. Accessed 11 March 2013.
- Sutherland, John (2007). Bestsellers: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-19-921489-1.