1997 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of literature during 1997.


New books[edit]

New drama[edit]


Main article: 1997 in poetry








United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Fiction: Josip Novakovich (fiction/nonfiction), Melanie Rae Thon
Nonfiction: Jo Ann Beard, Suketu Mehta (fiction/nonfiction), Ellen Meloy
Plays: Erik Ehn
Poetry: Connie Deanovich, Forrest Gander, Jody Gladding, Mark Turpin



  1. ^ a b Hampton, Wilborn (April 6, 1997). "Allen Ginsberg, Master Poet Of Beat Generation, Dies at 70". New York Times. Archived from the original on March 11, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ Ginsberg, Allen. Collected Poems 1947–1997. pp. 1160–61. 
  3. ^ "Harry Potter, 'Huckleberry Finn' among controversial..". Banned books. CNN. 
  4. ^ Faculty of Arts, 1998, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Charlotte Gray, Retrieved 11/24/2012
  5. ^ Owens, Irene (January 2003). "Reason, Joseph Henry". In Donald G. Davis. Dictionary of American Library Biography: Second supplement. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 182–186. ISBN 978-1-56308-868-1. 
  6. ^ 2003 Penguin Modern Classics edition of Junky.
  7. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu. "Leon Forrest, 60, a Novelist Who Explored Black History", The New York Times, November 10, 1997.
  8. ^ Kathy Acker and Transnationalism, ed. Polina Mackay and Kathryn Nicol (Cambridge Scholars, 2009)
  9. ^ Faculty of Arts, 1997, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Anne Mullens, Retrieved 11/17/2012