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.
- September 5 – Michael Joseph is established as a publisher in London.
- November 2 – Scottish-born thriller-writer John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, is sworn in as Governor General of Canada.
- November 26 – U.K. release of Scrooge, the first feature-length talking film version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843), with Sir Seymour Hicks reprising the title rôle which he has performed for several decades in stage adaptations.
- 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.
- Mulk Raj Anand – Untouchable
- Enid Bagnold – National Velvet
- Jorge Luis Borges – A Universal History of Infamy (Historia universal de la infamia, collected 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
- Dino Buzzati – Il segreto del Bosco Vecchio
- 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
- Naomi Mitchison – We Have Been Warned
- Alberto Moravia – Le ambizioni sbagliate
- R. K. Narayan – Swami and Friends
- John O'Hara - BUtterfield 8
- George Orwell – A Clergyman's Daughter
- Ellery Queen
- Charles Ferdinand Ramuz – When the Mountain Fell
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings – Golden Apples
- Ernest Raymond – We, The Accused
- 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)
- Xiao Hong – The Field of Life and Death (生死场, Shēng sǐ chǎng)
- Eiji Yoshikawa – Musashi (宮本武蔵, Miyamoto Musashi)
- Yumeno Kyūsaku – ドグラマグラ (Dogra Magra)
- Maxwell Anderson – Winterset
- T. S. Eliot – Murder in the Cathedral
- Federico García Lorca – Doña Rosita the Spinster (Doña Rosita la soltera)
- Jean Giraudoux – The Trojan War Will Not Take Place (La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu)
- Archibald MacLeish – Panic
- 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
- Manuel Chaves Nogales – Juan Belmonte, matador de toros: su vida y sus hazañas (translated as Juan Belmonte, killer of bulls)
- George Dangerfield – The Strange Death of Liberal England
- Clarence Day – Life with Father
- Dion Fortune – The Mystical Qabalah
- Ernest Hemingway – Green Hills of Africa
- Carl Gustav Jung – Dream Symbols of the Process of Individuation.
- Merkantilt biografisk leksikon
- Polski słownik biograficzny
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh - North to the Orient
- 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)
- February 18 – Janette Oke, Canadian author
- March 1 – Judith Rossner, American writer (died 2005)
- March 13 – Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet and writer (killed 2013)
- March 23 – Barry Cryer, English comedy writer
- April 4 – Michael Horovitz, German-born English poet and translator
- April 6 – John Pepper Clark, Nigerian poet and playwright
- April 14 – Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer on paranormal
- April 15 – Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter (died 2010)
- May 2 – Lynda Lee-Potter, English columnist (died 2004)
- May 29 – André Brink, South African novelist (died 2015)
- July 13 – Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian novelist and playwright
- August 15 – Régine Deforges, French dramatist, novelist and publisher (died 2014)
- August 22 – E. Annie Proulx, American novelist
- September 16 – Esther Vilar, German-Argentinian writer
- September 17 – Ken Kesey, American novelist (died 2001)
- October 7 – Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist and non-fiction writer
- November 18 – Rodney Hall, Australian author and poet
- November 22 – Hugh C. Rae (Jessica Stirling, etc.), Scottish novelist (died 2014)
- December 13 – Adélia Prado, Brazilian writer and poet
- February 7 – Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Scottish novelist, (peritonitis, born 1901)
- February 28 – Tsubouchi Shōyō (坪内 逍遥), Japanese writer (born 1859)
- April 6 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (born 1869)
- April 11 – Anna Katharine Green, American crime writer (born 1846)
- April 18 – Panait Istrati, Romanian novelist and short story writer (born 1884)
- May 19 – T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), English historian and memoirist, (motorcycle accident, born 1888)
- August 11 – Sir William Watson, English poet (born 1858)
- August 17 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, English author (born 1860)
- August 30 – Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (pneumonia, born 1873)
- September 29 – Winifred Holtby, English novelist (Bright's disease, born 1898)
- October 11 – Steele Rudd, Australian short story writer (born 1868)
- November 30 – Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher and critic (cirrhosis, born 1888)
- December 17 – Lizette Woodworth Reese, American poet (born 1856)
- December 21 – Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist and satirist (drug overdose, born 1890)
- December 28 – Clarence Day, American writer (born 1874)
- 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.
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