1924 in literature
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The year 1924 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- March 3 - Sean O'Casey's drama Juno and the Paycock opens at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
- Writer Miguel de Unamuno is for the first time dismissed from his university posts by the Spanish dictator General Miguel Primo de Rivera and goes into exile on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
- Ford Madox Ford publishes the first book of a four-volume work titled Parade's End, which is concluded in 1928.
- The first translation of Thomas Mann's work into English is published, Buddenbrooks (1901), translated by Helen Lowe-Porter.
- Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln ("Max") Schuster establish the New York City publisher Simon & Schuster, initially specialising in crossword puzzle books.
- Likely date - Ret Marut (perhaps previously Otto Feige and presumptively later the writer 'B. Traven') leaves Europe for Mexico.
New prose fiction
- Michael Arlen - The Green Hat
- Louis Bromfield - The Green Bay Tree
- John Buchan - The Three Hostages
- Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Agatha Christie
- Edna Ferber - So Big
- Ford Madox Ford - Some Do Not . . .
- Jean Forge - Saltego trans Jarmiloj
- E. M. Forster - A Passage to India
- Margaret Kennedy - The Constant Nymph
- Thomas Mann - The Magic Mountain
- John Masefield - Sard Harker
- Herman Melville - Billy Budd, Sailor
- Dmitri Merezhkovsky - Akhnaton, King of Egypt
- George Moore - Peronnik the Fool
- Baroness Orczy
- Eden Phillpotts - The Treasures of Typhon
- Joseph Roth
- Edgar Wallace - The Dark Eyes of London
- Edith Wharton - The Old Maid
- Walter F. White - The Fire In The Flint
- Paul Sullivan - "Maata's Journal"
- P. C. Wren - Beau Geste
- Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings - What Price Glory?
- Louis Aragon - Backs to the Wall
- Bertolt Brecht - The Life of Edward II of England
- Mikhail Bulgakov - The Fatal Eggs (Роковые яйца)
- Noël Coward - The Vortex (first performed), Hay Fever (written), Easy Virtue (written)
- Sean O'Casey - Juno and the Paycock
- Ramón del Valle-Inclán - Bohemian Lights (Luces de Bohemia)
- Nikolai Erdman - The Warrant
- Agha Hashar Kashmiri - Aankh ka Nasha
- George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly - Beggar on Horseback
- Eugene O'Neill - Desire Under the Elms
- Henrik Rytter - Herman Ravn
- Sergei Tretyakov - The Gas Masks
- Tristan Tzara - Handkerchief of Clouds
- Roger Vitrac - The Mysteries of Love
- Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz - The Mother
- Edwin James Brady - The Land of the Sun
- Muhammad Iqbal - Bang-i-Dara
- A. A. Milne - When We Were Very Young
- Pablo Neruda - Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada)
- Saint-John Perse - Anabase
- Sarah Bernhardt - The Art of the Theatre
- Emma Goldman - My Further Disillusionment in Russia
- Mark Twain - The Autobiography of Mark Twain
- H.G. Wells - The Story of a Great Schoolmaster
- January 30 - Lloyd Alexander, American writer (died 2007)
- February 3 - Andrzej Szczypiorski, writer (died 2000)
- February 17 - Margaret Truman, novelist, daughter of President Harry S. Truman (died 2008)
- April 26 - Solomon Mutswairo, Zimbabwean novelist and poet
- May 1 - Terry Southern, American writer (died 1995)
- May 8 - Petru Dumitriu, Romanian novelist (died 2002)
- July 15 - Finn Bjørnseth, Norwegian novelist (died 1973)
- July 30 - José Antonio Villarreal, Chicano novelist (died 2010)
- August 3 - Leon Uris, American author (died 2003)
- August 6 - James Baldwin, American writer (died 1987)
- August 17 - Evan S. Connell, American author
- September 4 - Joan Aiken, English novelist (died 2004)
- September 30 - Truman Capote, American writer (died 1984)
- October 5 - José Donoso, Chilean writer (died 1996)
- October 29 - Zbigniew Herbert, Polish writer (died 1998)
- date unknown - Mengistu Lemma, Ethiopian playwright (died 1988)
- April 21 - Marie Corelli, British author (born 1855)
- May 4 - E. Nesbit, English children's author (born 1858)
- June 3 - Franz Kafka, German language author (born 1883)
- June 30 - Jacob Israël de Haan, Dutch-Jewish novelist, poet and journalist (born 1881; assassinated by Zionists)
- August 3 - Joseph Conrad, Polish-British author (born 1857)
- October 9 - Valery Bryusov, Russian Symbolist poet, prose writer, dramatist, translator, critic and historian (born 1873)
- October 13 - Anatole France, French poet, novelist and journalist (born 1844)
- October 25 - Laura Jean Libbey, American novelist (born 1862)
- November 21 - Paul Milliet, French dramatist and librettist (born 1848)
- November 22 - Herman Heijermans, Dutch dramatist (born 1864)
- December 6 - Gene Stratton Porter, American novelist and naturalist (born 1863)
- December 26 - Arnold Henry Savage Landor, British writer and artist, grandson of Walter Savage Landor (born 1865)
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: E. M. Forster, A Passage to India
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Rev. William Wilson, The House of Airlie
- Newbery Medal for children's literature: Charles Hawes, The Dark Frigate
- Nobel Prize for Literature: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Hatcher Hughes, Hell-Bent Fer Heaven
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Robert Frost, New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
- Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Margaret Wilson, The Able McLaughlins
- "Juno and the Paycock". PlayographyIreland. Dublin: Irish Theatre Institute. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- Allen, Frederick Lewis (1931). Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s. p. 165. ISBN 0-06-095665-8.
- Tarn, Nathaniel, ed. (1975). Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems. Penguin. p. 14.
- Stapert-Eggen, Marijke T. C. "The Rosenthaliana's Jacob Israel de Haan Archive". University of Amsterdam Library. Retrieved 2013-11-22.