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]

Fiction (literary)[edit]

Children and young people[edit]

Drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

See 2012 in poetry

Science fiction and fantasy[edit]

Crime, horror etc.[edit]

Non-fiction[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]

References[edit]

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  59. ^ "Dr Martin Thomas wins 2012 National Biography Award". Australian National University. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 

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