2014 in literature
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- March 6 - Joseph Boyden's novel The Orenda wins the 2014 edition of Canada Reads
- May 22 - The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien is published.
- 28 January – On this day 75 years ago, WB Yeats died in Menton, France.
- 5 February – William Burroughs was born in 1914 (100th Anniversary)
- 21 February – Christopher Marlowe's 450th birthday celebrated (may or may not be his birthday)
- 1 March – On this date 100 years ago, Ralph Ellison (author of Invisible Man) was born.
- 9 March – Charles Bukowski died 20 years ago today (1994).
- 31 March – 100th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz in 1914.
- 4 April – Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 (100th Anniversary)
- 14 April – On this day 75 years ago, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published.
- 23 April – It's assumed that William Shakespeare was born on this day 450 years ago (because records show that he was baptised on 26 April).
- 16 June – This year's Bloomsday celebration will also mark the 100th anniversary of the publication (June 1914) of Joyce's Dubliners.
- 7 July – Sir Walter Scott's debut novel, Waverly, was published (anonymously) 200 years ago today.
- 22 September – Alain-Fournier died in action in northern France 100 years ago today, just a year after the publication of his only novel, Le Grand Meaulnes.
- 27 October – On this date 100 years ago, Dylan Thomas was born.
- 18 November – Margaret Atwood celebrates her 75th birthday today.
- 2 December –The Marquis de Sade died 200 years ago today.
- Akutagawa Prize:
- Danuta Gleed Literary Award:
- Dayne Ogilvie Prize: Main award, ; honours of distinction, .
- German Book Prize:
- Governor General's Award for English-language fiction:
- Governor General's Award for French-language fiction:
- Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française:
- International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award:
- Lambda Literary Awards: Multiple categories; see 26th Lambda Literary Awards.
- Man Booker Prize:
- Miles Franklin Award:
- National Biography Award:
- National Book Award for Fiction:
- Nobel Prize in Literature:
- PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction:
- Premio Planeta de Novela:
- Premio Strega:
- Prix Goncourt:
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction:The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: to 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
- Russian Booker Prize:
- Samuel Johnson Prize:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in literature" article:
- January 14 – Juan Gelman, 83 (born 1930), Argentine poet
- April 5 - Peter Matthiessen, 86 (born 1927), American novelist, naturalist and wilderness writer. A co-founder of the literary magazine The Paris Review and a three-time National Book Award-winner. He was also a prominent environmental activist. His nonfiction featured nature and travel—notably The Snow Leopard (1978) – or American Indian issues and history—notably a detailed and controversial study of the Leonard Peltier case, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1983). In 2008, at age 81, Matthiessen received the National Book Award for Fiction for Shadow Country, a one-volume, 890-page revision of his three novels set in frontier Florida that had been published in the 1990s.
- April 10 - Sue Townsend, 68 (born 1946), English comic novelist and playwright
- April 17 - Gabriel García Márquez, 87 (born 1927), Nobel laureate and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the most famous novels of the 20th century.
- Most popular 2014 book articles viewed on Wikipedia, with user comments on traffic jumps - The latest statistics can be found on Wikitop
- "Joseph Boyden's novel The Orenda wins CBC's Canada Reads contest". Edmonton Journal, March 6, 2014.
- "2014 in books: turn over a new leaf | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Citation reads: "for a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."
- "National Book Awards – 2008". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-09. (With interview, acceptance speech by Matthiessen, and essay by Harold Augenbraum from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
- "2008 National Book Award Winner, Fiction". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-16.
- Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher, ""Peter Matthiessen, Lyrical Writer and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86"", "The New York Times", April 5, 2014.