1935 in literature
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The year 1935 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- May 13 – T. E. Lawrence goes to post a parcel of books to his friend A. E. "Jock" Chambers and to send a telegram inviting novelist Henry Williamson to lunch. Returning to his home at Clouds Hill in England, he has an accident with his Brough Superior motorcycle, dying six days later.
- June 15
- July 30 – Allen Lane founds Penguin Books to publish the first mass market paperbacks in Britain.
- August 27 – Federal Theatre Project established in the United States.
- November 2 - Scottish-born thriller-writer John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, is sworn in as Governor General of Canada.
- The Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom (Les 120 journées de Sodome), written in 1785, concludes its first publication in a scholarly edition as a literary text.
- Fredric Warburg and Roger Senhouse take the London publishing firm of Martin Secker out of receivership as Secker & Warburg.
- Enid Bagnold – National Velvet
- Jorge Luis Borges – A Universal History of Infamy (short stories)
- Elizabeth Bowen – The House in Paris
- Walter Brierley – Means Test Man
- Pearl S. Buck – A House Divided
- Edgar Rice Burroughs – Tarzan and the Leopard Men
- Erskine Caldwell – Journeyman
- Morley Callaghan – They Shall Inherit the Earth
- Elias Canetti – Die Blendung
- John Dickson Carr
- Agatha Christie
- Solomon Cleaver – Jean Val Jean
- Robert P. Tristram Coffin – Red Sky in the Morning
- Jack Conroy – A World to Win
- A. J. Cronin – The Stars Look Down
- Franklin W. Dixon – The Hidden Harbor Mystery
- Lawrence Durrell – Pied Piper of Lovers
- E. R. Eddison – Mistress of Mistresses
- Susan Ertz
- Now We Set Out
- Woman Alive, But Now Dead
- James T. Farrell – Studs Lonigan - A Trilogy
- Rachel Field – Time Out of Mind
- Charles G. Finney – The Circus of Dr. Lao
- Graham Greene – England Made Me
- George Wylie Henderson – Ollie Miss
- Harold Heslop – Last Cage Down
- Georgette Heyer
- Christopher Isherwood – Mr Norris Changes Trains
- Anna Kavan (writing as Helen Ferguson) – A Stranger Still
- August Mälk – Õitsev Meri ("The Flowering Sea")
- André Malraux – Le Temps du mépris
- Ngaio Marsh – Enter a Murderer
- John Masefield – The Box of Delights
- Alberto Moravia – Le ambizioni sbagliate
- R. K. Narayan – Swami and Friends
- George Orwell – A Clergyman's Daughter
- Ellery Queen
- Charles Ferdinand Ramuz – When the Mountain Fell
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings – Golden Apples
- Herbert Read – The Green Child
- George Santayana – The Last Puritan
- Dorothy L. Sayers – Gaudy Night
- Monica Shannon – Dobry
- Eleanor Smith - Tzigane
- John Steinbeck – Tortilla Flat
- Rex Stout – The League of Frightened Men
- Alan Sullivan - The Great Divide
- Phoebe Atwood Taylor
- B. Traven – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
- S. S. Van Dine – The Garden Murder Case
- Stanley G. Weinbaum – The Lotus Eaters
- Laura Ingalls Wilder – Little House on the Prairie
- P. G. Wodehouse – Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (short stories)
- Eiji Yoshikawa – Musashi
- Maxwell Anderson – Winterset
- T. S. Eliot – Murder in the Cathedral
- Federico García Lorca – Doña Rosita the Spinster
- Jean Giraudoux – The Trojan War Will Not Take Place
- Clifford Odets – Waiting for Lefty
- Lawrence Riley – Personal Appearance
- Emlyn Williams – Night Must Fall
- See 1935 in poetry
- William Henry Chamberlin – Russia's Iron Age
- George Dangerfield – The Strange Death of Liberal England
- Ernest Hemingway – Green Hills of Africa
- Carl Gustav Jung – Dream Symbols of the Process of Individuation.
- Merkantilt biografisk leksikon
- Polski słownik biograficzny
- Caroline Spurgeon – Shakespeare's Imagery, and what it tells us
- Nigel Tranter – The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland 1400–1650
- Thomas Wright – The Life of Charles Dickens
- January 30 – Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (died 1984)
- March 1 – Judith Rossner, American writer
- March 13 – Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet and writer (killed 2013)
- March 23 – Barry Cryer, English comedy writer
- April 6 – John Pepper Clark, Nigerian poet and playwright
- April 14 – Erich von Däniken, Swiss Chariots of the Gods author
- April 15 – Alan Plater, screenwriter
- May 2 – Lynda Lee-Potter, columnist (died 2004)
- July 13 – Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian novelist
- August 15 – Régine Deforges, dramatist, publisher, and author of France's best-selling novel ever
- August 22 – E. Annie Proulx, novelist
- September 16 – Esther Vilar, German-Argentinian writer
- September 17 – Ken Kesey, novelist (died 2001)
- October 7 – Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist
- December 13 – Adélia Prado, Brazilian writer and poet
- February 7 – Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Scottish novelist, 33 (peritonitis)
- February 28 – Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese writer, 75
- April 6 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet, 65
- April 11 – Anna Katharine Green, American crime writer, 88
- April 18 – Panait Istrati, Romanian novelist and short story writer
- May 19 – T. E. Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia", English historian and memoirist, 46 (motorcycle accident)
- August 11 – Sir William Watson, traditionalist poet, 77
- August 17 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author, 75
- August 30 – Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist, 62 (pneumonia)
- September 29 – Winifred Holtby, English novelist, 37 (Bright's disease)
- October 11 – Steele Rudd, short story writer, 66
- November 30 – Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher and critic, 47 (cirrhosis)
- December 17 – Lizette Woodworth Reese, poet, 79
- December 21 – Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist and satirist, 45 (overdose of sleeping tablets)
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: L. H. Myers, The Root and the Flower
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: R. W. (Raymond Wilson) Chambers, Thomas More
- Newbery Medal for children's literature: Monica Shannon, Dobry
- Nobel Prize for literature: not awarded
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Zoë Akins, The Old Maid
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Audrey Wurdemann: Bright Ambush
- Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Josephine Winslow Johnson – Now in November
- Bodleian Library (Oxford) MS.Eng.c.2014.
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- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 379–380. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Kurt Tucholsky". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 21 April 2009.