2012 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2012.

Events[edit]

New books[edit]

Prose[edit]

Author Book Genre Date
Reilly, MatthewMatthew Reilly Scarecrow Returns Crime/Thriller 01/03
Johnson, AdamAdam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son Literary 01/10
Hastings, MichaelMichael Hastings The Operators Non-fiction 01/10
Krauss, Lawrence M.Lawrence M. Krauss A Universe from Nothing Non-fiction 01/10
Levin, MarkMark Levin Ameritopia Non-fiction 01/17
Leonard, ElmoreElmore Leonard Raylan Crime/Thriller 01/17
Marcus, BenBen Marcus The Flame Alphabet Literary 01/17
Card, Orson ScottOrson Scott Card Shadows in Flight Sci-fi/Fantasy 01/17
Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn In the Lion's Mouth Sci-fi/Fantasy 01/17
Crais, RobertRobert Crais Taken Crime/Thriller 01/24
White, EdmundEdmund White Jack Holmes and His Friend Literary 01/24
Cain, SusanSusan Cain Quiet Non-fiction 01/24
Wilkinson, AlecAlec Wilkinson The Ice Balloon Non-fiction 01/24
Landay, WilliamWilliam Landay Defending Jacob Crime/Thriller 01/31
Knox, TomTom Knox The Lost Goddess Crime/Thriller 02/07
Flynn, VinceVince Flynn Kill Shot Crime/Thriller 02/07
Danforth, EmilyEmily Danforth The Miseducation of Cameron Post Bildungsroman 02/07
Chaon, DanDan Chaon Stay Awake (book) Short stories 02/07
George, AlexAlex George A Good American Literary 02/07
Boo, KatherineKatherine Boo Behind the Beautiful Forevers Non-fiction 02/07
Ahmed, SaladinSaladin Ahmed Throne of the Crescent Moon Sci-fi/Fantasy 02/07
Hobb, RobinRobin Hobb City of Dragons Sci-fi/Fantasy 02/07
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer Oath of Office Crime/Thriller 02/14
Wolman, DavidDavid Wolman The End of Money Non-fiction 02/14
Kracht, ChristianChristian Kracht Imperium Novel 02/16
Berenson, AlexAlex Berenson The Shadow Patrol Crime/Thriller 02/21
Pearl, MatthewMatthew Pearl The Technologists Crime/Thriller 02/21
Duhigg, CharlesCharles Duhigg The Power of Habit Non-fiction 02/28
Gessen, MashaMasha Gessen The Man without a Face Non-fiction 03/01
Anshaw, CarolCarol Anshaw Carry the One Literary 03/06
Lansdale, Joe R.Joe R. Lansdale Edge of Dark Water Crime/Thriller 03/12
Groff, LaurenLauren Groff Arcadia Literary 03/13
Levin, AdamAdam Levin Hot Pink Short stories 03/13
Lehrer, JonahJonah Lehrer Imagine Non-fiction 03/20
Barnaby, HannahHannah Barnaby Wonder Show Literary 03/20
Bell, TedTed Bell Phantom Crime/Thriller 03/20
Coben, HarlanHarlan Coben Stay Close Crime/Thriller 03/20
Shah, NeetaNeeta Shah Bollywood Striptease Literary 03/27
Maddow, RachelRachel Maddow Drift Non-fiction 03/27
Robinson, MarilynneMarilynne Robinson When I Was a Child I Read Books Non-fiction 03/27
Wambaugh, JosephJoseph Wambaugh Harbor Nocturne Crime/Thriller 04/03
Sigler, ScottScott Sigler Nocturnal Horror 04/03
Tyler, AnneAnne Tyler The Beginner's Goodbye Literary 04/03
Grisham, JohnJohn Grisham Calico Joe Crime/Thriller 04/10
Grahame-Smith, SethSeth Grahame-Smith Unholy Night Horror 04/10
Rash, RonRon Rash The Cove Literary 04/10
Kerr, PhilipPhilip Kerr Prague Fatale Crime/Thriller 04/17
Lind, MichaelMichael Lind Land of Promise Non-fiction 04/17
Wellington, DavidDavid Wellington 32 Fangs Horror 04/24
Vann, DavidDavid Vann Dirt Literary 04/24
Atkins, AceAce Atkins Lullaby Crime/Thriller 05/01
Barron, LairdLaird Barron The Croning Horror 05/01
Bechdel, AlisonAlison Bechdel Are You My Mother? Memoir 05/01
Fountain, BenBen Fountain Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Literary 05/01
Mawer, SimonSimon Mawer Trapeze Literary 05/01
Irving, JohnJohn Irving In One Person Literary 05/08
Morrison, ToniToni Morrison Home[12] Literary 05/08
Sandford, JohnJohn Sandford Stolen Prey Crime/Thriller 05/15
Berry, SteveSteve Berry The Columbus Affair Crime/Thriller 05/15
Carey, PeterPeter Carey The Chemistry of Tears Literary 05/15
Robinson, JeremyJeremy Robinson SecondWorld Crime/Thriller 05/22
Rucka, GregGreg Rucka Alpha Crime/Thriller 05/22
Swain, JamesJames Swain Dark Magic Crime/Thriller 05/22
Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson Nightworld Horror 05/22
Ford, RichardRichard Ford Canada Literary 05/22
McCammon, Robert R.Robert R. McCammon The Providence Rider Crime/Thriller 05/31
Cussler, CliveClive Cussler & Graham Brown The Storm Crime/Thriller 06/05
Flynn, GillianGillian Flynn Gone Girl Crime/Thriller 06/05
Vargas Llosa, MarioMario Vargas Llosa The Dream of the Celt Literary 06/05
Child, LincolnLincoln Child The Third Gate Crime/Thriller 06/12
Haddon, MarkMark Haddon The Red House Literary 06/12
Pearson, RidleyRidley Pearson The Risk Agent Crime/Thriller 06/19
Rollins, JamesJames Rollins Bloodline Crime/Thriller 06/26
Burke, James LeeJames Lee Burke Creole Belle Crime/Thriller 07/17
Winters, Ben H.Ben H. Winters The Last Policeman Science fiction/Crime 07/12
Silva, DanielDaniel Silva Fallen Angel Crime/Thriller 07/17
Giffin, EmilyEmily Giffin Where We Belong Chick-Lit/Literary 07/24
Khanna, RoRo Khanna Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future[13] Non-fiction 07/24
Koontz, DeanDean Koontz Odd Apocalypse Horror 07/31
Thor, BradBrad Thor Black List Crime/Thriller 07/31
Ortberg, JohnJohn Ortberg Who Is This Man? Non-fiction 08/06
Child, LeeLee Child A Wanted Man Crime/Thriller 09/27
Rowling, J. K.J. K. Rowling The Casual Vacancy Literary 09/27
Lehane, DennisDennis Lehane Live by Night Crime/Thriller 10/02
Nesbø, JoJo Nesbø Phantom Crime/Thriller 10/02
Cronin, JustinJustin Cronin The Twelve Horror 10/16
DeMille, NelsonNelson DeMille The Panther Crime/Thriller 10/16
Grisham, JohnJohn Grisham The Racketeer Legal thriller 10/23
Appel, Jacob M.Jacob M. Appel The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up Literary 10/27
Sáenz, Benjamin AlireBenjamin Alire Sáenz Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club Literary 10/30
Connelly, MichaelMichael Connelly The Black Box Crime/Thriller 11/26
Helen Simpson A Bunch of Fives Short stories 05/03
Haidt, JonathanJonathan Haidt The Righteous Mind Non-fiction 04/02
Wilson, E. O.E. O. Wilson The Social Conquest of Earth Non-fiction 04/09
Gibbs, NancyNancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy The President's Club Non-fiction 04/19
Humes, EdwardEdward Humes Garbology Non-fiction 04/19
Bergen, PeterPeter Bergen Manhunt Non-fiction 05/01
Coll, SteveSteve Coll Private Empire Non-fiction 05/01
Caro, Robert A.Robert A. Caro The Passage of Power Non-fiction 05/01
Littlefield, WarrenWarren Littlefield & T. R. Pearson Top of the Rock Non-fiction 05/01
Mann, Thomas E.Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein It's Even Worse Than It Looks[14] Non-fiction 05/01
Appel, MartyMarty Appel Pinstripe Empire Non-fiction 05/08
Holland, TomTom Holland In the Shadow of the Sword Non-fiction 05/15
McLean, PatrishaPatrisha McLean All Fall Down, The Brandon deWilde Story Non-fiction 05/15
Roberts, CallumCallum Roberts The Ocean of Life Non-fiction 05/22
Brinkley, DouglasDouglas Brinkley Cronkite Non-fiction 05/29
Obama, MichelleMichelle Obama American Grown Non-fiction 05/29
Beevor, AntonyAntony Beevor The Second World War Non-fiction 06/05
Stone, AlexAlex Stone Fooling Houdini Non-fiction 06/19
Shlaes, AmityAmity Shlaes Coolidge Non-fiction 06/26
Watson, PeterPeter Watson The Great Divide Non-fiction 06/26
Lemonick, Michael D.Michael D. Lemonick Mirror Earth Non-fiction 10/16
Byrne, DavidDavid Byrne How Music Works Non-fiction 9/12
Collins, GregorGregor Collins The Accidental Caregiver Non-fiction 08/18
Filippo Bologna I pappagalli ("The Parrots") Literary satire 04
Ferrante, ElenaElena Ferrante L'amica geniale ("My Brilliant Friend"), first of the Neapolitan Novels Literary
Ransmayr, ChristophChristoph Ransmayr Atlas of an Anxious Man Travel

Children and young people[edit]

Drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

See 2012 in poetry

Science fiction and fantasy[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Mo Yan in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature
Fiction: Alan Heathcock, Anthony Marra, Hanna Pylväinen
Nonfiction: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Plays: Danai Gurira, Samuel D. Hunter, Mona Mansour, Meg Miroshnik
Poetry: Ciaran Berry, Atsuro Riley
  • Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award: Nino Ricci
  • 14 May – Martin Thomas wins the National Biography Award for his biography The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist which tells the story of a surveyor and self-taught anthropologist who became one of Australia's most significant early researchers of Aboriginal languages, culture and history.[59]

See also[edit]

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