1967 in literature
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The year 1967 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- August 9 – English playwright Joe Orton (b. 1933) is battered to death by his lover Kenneth Halliwell (who commits suicide) in their north London home shortly after Orton has completed work on a film script, Up Against It, for The Beatles (unproduced).
- October 21 – American writer Norman Mailer is arrested for civil disobedience during the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam's March on The Pentagon.
- Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita is first published complete (in the form left at the author's death in 1940), although in the Soviet Union censored portions circulate only in samizdat.
- Influential New Wave science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions published in the United States.
- Lloyd Alexander – Taran Wanderer
- J. G. Ballard
- Thomas Berger – Killing Time
- Richard Brautigan – Trout Fishing in America
- Kenneth Bulmer
- Arthur J. Burks – Black Medicine
- Angela Carter – The Magic Toyshop
- Agatha Christie – Endless Night
- Margaret Craven – I Heard the Owl Call My Name
- L. Sprague de Camp editor – The Fantastic Swordsmen
- August Derleth editor – Travellers by Night
- Margaret Drabble – Jerusalem the Golden
- Allan W. Eckert – Wild Season
- Mircea Eliade - The Old Man and the Bureaucrats
- Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Alan Garner – The Owl Service
- William Golding – The Pyramid
- S. E. Hinton – The Outsiders
- William Hope Hodgson – Deep Waters
- Robert E. Howard – Conan the Warrior
- Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp – Conan the Usurper
- Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter – Conan
- Aldous Huxley – The Crows of Pearblossom (published posthumously)
- James Jones – Go to the Widow-Maker
- Anna Kavan – Ice
- Elia Kazan – The Arrangement
- Oe Kenzaburo – The Silent Cry
- Milan Kundera – The Joke
- Ira Levin – Rosemary's Baby
- Joan Lindsay – Picnic at Hanging Rock
- H. P. Lovecraft – Three Tales of Horror
- Alistair MacLean – Where Eagles Dare
- Naguib Mahfouz – Miramar
- Ruth Manning-Sanders – A Book of Wizards
- Daniel Pratt Mannix IV – The Fox and the Hound
- Gabriel García Márquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Catherine Marshall – Christy
- R. D. Mascott – The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½
- V. S. Naipaul – The Mimic Men
- R. K. Narayan – The Vendor of Sweets
- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o – A Grain of Wheat
- Flann O'Brien – The Third Policeman (written 1939–40; published posthumously)
- Scott O'Dell – The Black Pearl
- K. M. Peyton – Flambards
- Chaim Potok – The Chosen
- Marin Preda – Moromeţii, vol. ii
- E. Hoffmann Price – Strange Gateways
- Ruth Rendell – A New Lease of Death
- Mary Stewart – The Gabriel Hounds
- William Styron – The Confessions of Nat Turner
- Piri Thomas – Down These Mean Streets
- Leon Uris – Topaz
- Jack Vance – The Palace of Love
- Thornton Wilder – The Eighth Day
- Colin Wilson – The Mind Parasites
- John Christopher
- Roger Zelazny – Lord of Light (Hugo Winner 1968)
- Simon Gray – Wise Child
- Peter Handke – Kaspar
- Peter Nichols – A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
- Luis Valdez – Los Vendidos
- Vijay Tendulkar – Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe
- Peter Brown – Augustine of Hippo: A Biography.
- Robert Coles – A Study in Courage and Fear, volume 1 of Children of Crisis.
- L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp – The Story of Science in America.
- Joseph Fletcher – Moral Responsibility.
- Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore – The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects.
- William Manchester – The Death of a President.
- Robert K. Massie – Nicholas and Alexandra.
- Robert MacArthur and E. O. Wilson – The Theory of Island Biogeography
- Desmond Morris – The Naked Ape
- Martin Luther King, Jr. – Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
- January 7 - Benjamin Kwakye, Ghanaian novelist
- April 19 – Steven H Silver, American science fiction writer
- July 11 – Jhumpa Lahiri, English-born Indian-American writer
- July 19
- February 8 – Victor Gollancz, publisher, 73
- February 28 – Henry Luce, publisher, 68
- March 7 – Alice B. Toklas, muse of Gertrude Stein, 89
- May 12 – John Masefield, Poet Laureate of the UK, 88
- May 22 – Langston Hughes, American poet, novelist and playwright, 65
- June 4 – J. R. Ackerley, journalist, 70
- June 7 – Dorothy Parker, humorist, 73
- July 22
- August 2 – Giles Romilly, journalist, 50 (tranquilliser overdose)
- August 9 – Joe Orton, playwright, 34 (murdered)
- August 29 – Sidney Bradshaw Fay, historian, author, 91
- September 1 – Siegfried Sassoon, poet and memoirist, 80
- September 24 – Robert van Gulik, Judge Dee author, 57 (cancer)
- September 29 - Carson McCullers, novelist, 50 (brain haemorrhage)
- October 8 – Vernon Watkins, poet, 61 (heart failure)
- October 9 – André Maurois, French novelist, 82
- October 13 – Georges Sadoul, French journalist and cinema writer, 63
- October 14 – Marcel Aymé, French novelist and children's author, 65
- November 17 – Bo Bergman, Swedish poet, 98
- November 30 – Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet, 63
- unknown date – Christopher Okigbo, Nigerian poet, killed in the Nigerian-Biafran War
- See 1967 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
- Carnegie Medal for children's literature: Alan Garner, The Owl Service
- Cholmondeley Award: Seamus Heaney, Brian Jones, Norman Nicholson
- Eric Gregory Award: Angus Calder, Marcus Cumberlege, David Harsent, David Selzer, Brian Patten
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Margaret Drabble, Jerusalem The Golden
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Winifred Gérin, Charlotte Brontë: The Evolution of Genius
- Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Charles Causley
- Frost Medal: Marianne Moore
- Hugo Award: Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
- Nebula Award: Samuel R. Delany, The Einstein Intersection
- Newbery Medal for children's literature: Irene Hunt, Up a Road Slowly
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction & National Book Award: Bernard Malamud – The Fixer
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Anne Sexton: Live or Die
- Akutagawa Prize: Oshiro Tatsuhiro, The Cocktail Party
- Premio Nadal: José María Sanjuán, Réquiem por todos nosotros
- Viareggio Prize: Raffaello Brignetti, Il gabbiano azzurro