1903 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1903.
- January–December – Henry James's novel The Ambassadors is serialized in the monthly North American Review.
- May 22 – Japanese philosophy student Misao Fujimura (藤村操, born 1886) carves a poem into a tree at Kegon Falls before committing suicide over unrequited love.
- June 20 – Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild begins serialization in the Saturday Evening Post.
- October 24 – Mark Twain moves to Florence (Italy).
- December – The Prix Goncourt for French literature is awarded for the first time, to John Antoine Nau for his novel Force ennemie.
- December 16 – The London County Council erects a plaque to novelist Charles Dickens (d. 1870) on his former home in Doughty Street.
- William Foyle and his brother Gilbert establish the London bookselling business of Foyles.
- Pío Baroja – El Mayorazgo de Labra (Lord of Labraz, second of La Tierra Vasca – The Basque Country trilogy, 1900–1909)
- Ioan A. Bassarabescu – Nuvele
- Thio Tjin Boen – Tjerita Oeij Se
- René Boylesve – Enfant à la Balustrade
- Samuel Butler (died 1902) – The Way of All Flesh
- Robert Erskine Childers – The Riddle of the Sands
- Joseph Conrad – Typhoon and Other Stories (U.K. book publication)
- Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Hueffer – Romance
- Isabelle Eberhardt – Trimardeur (serialization begins)
- John Fox, Jr. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
- Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Wind in the Rose Bush
- George Gissing – The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
- Henry James – The Ambassadors
- Jack London – The Call of the Wild
- John Antoine Nau – Force ennemie
- Frank Norris (posthumously) – The Pit
- Marmaduke Pickthall – Said the Fisherman
- Bram Stoker – The Jewel of Seven Stars
- Jules Verne – Travel Scholarships (Bourses de voyage)
- Mary Augusta Ward – Lady Rose's Daughter
- Émile Zola – Vérité
- Jerzy Żuławski – Na Srebrnym Globie (On the Silver Globe, first in the Trylogia Księżycowa – Lunar Trilogy)
Children and young people
- L. Frank Baum – The Enchanted Island of Yew
- Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
- Kate Douglas Wiggin – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
- Dusé Mohamed Ali – The Jew's Revenge
- Jacinto Benavente – La noche del sábado (Saturday Night)
- Haralamb Lecca – Cancer la inimă
- W. Somerset Maugham – A Man of Honour
- Ștefan Petică – Frații
- George Bernard Shaw – Man and Superman (published)
- J. M. Synge – In the Shadow of the Glen
- Stanisław Wyspiański – Wyzwolenie ("Liberation")
Main article: 1903 in poetry
- Giovanni Pascoli – Canti di Castelvecchio
- Thomas Traherne (died 1674) – Poetical Works
- W. B. Yeats – In the Seven Woods, being poems of the Irish heroic age
- Ada Cambridge – Thirty Years in Australia
- E. K. Chambers – The Mediaeval Stage
- W. E. B. Du Bois – The Souls of Black Folk
- Helena Rutherfurd Ely – A Woman's Hardy Garden
- Auguste Escoffier – Le Guide culinaire
- G. E. Moore – Principia Ethica
- John Morley – The Life of Gladstone
- Alois Riegl – Der moderne Denkmalkultus, sein Wesen, seine Entstehung (The Modern Cult of Monuments: Its Character and Origin)
- W. B. Yeats – Ideas of Good and Evil (essays)
- January 10 – E. Arnot Robertson, English novelist and broadcaster (died 1961)
- February 11 – Alan Paton, South African novelist and activist (died 1988)
- February 13 – Georges Simenon, Belgian crime writer (died 1989)
- February 21 – Raymond Queneau, French poet (died 1976)
- February 22 – Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (died 1990)
- February 24
- June 8 – Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (died 1987)
- June 18 – Raymond Radiguet, French author (died 1923)
- June 25 – George Orwell, English novelist and journalist (died 1950)
- July 10 – John Wyndham, English science fiction writer (died 1969)
- September 5 – János Kemény, American-born Transylvanian Hungarian writer (died 1971)
- September 9 – Edward Upward, English novelist and short story writer (died 2009)
- September 10 – Cyril Connolly, English critic and writer (died 1974)
- September 14 – Mart Raud, Estonian poet, playwright and writer (died 1980)
- October 17 – Nathanael West, American novelist and screenwriter (died 1940)
- October 28 – Evelyn Waugh, English novelist and critic (died 1966)
- December 6 (November 23 OS) – Gaito Gazdanov, Russian-born novelist (died 1971)
- December 10
- December 13 – Todhunter Ballard, American novelist (died 1980)
- December 29 – Sergiu Dan, Romanian novelist and journalist (died 1976)
- Unknown date – Dora Birtles, Australian poet and novelist (died 1992)
- January 22 – Augustus Hare, English biographer and travel writer (born 1834)
- February 8 – Ada Ellen Bayly, English novelist (born 1857)
- March 6 – Gaston Paris, French literary critic and scholar (born 1839)
- March 8 – Josefina Wettergrund, Swedish writer (born 1830)
- March 14 – Ernest Legouvé, French dramatist (born 1807)
- April 29 – Paul Du Chaillu, French American travel writer (born c. 1831)
- May 12 – Richard Henry Stoddard, American critic and poet (born 1825)
- May 24 – Max O'Rell (Léon Paul Blouet), French journalist (born 1847)
- June 12 – Claymoor, Romanian fashion and entertainment critic (born c. 1842)
- July 11 – W. E. Henley, English poet (tuberculosis, born 1847)
- August 31 – William Hastie, Scottish theologian (born 1842)
- September 1 – Charles Bernard Renouvier, French philosopher (born 1815)
- October 4 – Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (suicide, born 1880)
- November 1 – Theodor Mommsen, German classical scholar and historian (born 1817)
- November 19 – Hugh Stowell Scott (Henry Seton Merriman), English novelist (born 1862)
- December 28 – George Gissing, English novelist (emphysema, born 1857)
- Suicide note (in Japanese).
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