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The year 2012 involved some significant literary events and new books.

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Mo Yan in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature


Books[edit]

Author Book Genre Date
Reilly, MatthewMatthew Reilly Scarecrow Returns Crime/Thriller 01/03
Green, JohnJohn Green The Fault in Our Stars Young adult 01/10
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
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
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
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[18] 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[19] 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
Riordan, RickRick Riordan The Mark of Athena Young adult 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
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
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[20] 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
Powell, D. A.D. A. Powell Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys Poetry 02/14
Gilbert, JackJack Gilbert Collected Poems Poetry 02/13
Ackerson-Kiely, PaigePaige Ackerson-Kiely My Love Is a Dead Arctic Explorer Poetry 03/15
Wagoner, DavidDavid Wagoner After the Point of No Return Poetry 04/10
Hoover, PaulPaul Hoover Desolation: Souvenir Poetry 04/10
Hoover, PaulPaul Hoover Desolation: Souvenir Poetry 04/10
Myles, EileenEileen Myles Snow-Flake Poetry 04/03
Sebald, W. G.W. G. Sebald Across the Land and the Water Poetry 03/27
Xiaobo, LiuLiu Xiaobo June Fourth Elegies
(translation)
Poetry 04/10
Buck, MarilynMarilyn Buck Inside/Out Poetry 05/29
Perillo, LuciaLucia Perillo On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths Poetry 05/29
Hong, Cathy ParkCathy Park Hong Engine Empire: Poems Poetry 05/07
Welch, LewLew Welch Ring of Bone Poetry 06/19
Fatehabadi, Mehr Lal Soni ZiaMehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi Quatrains of Zia Fatehabadi
(translation)
Poetry 06/19

New drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

See 2012 in poetry

Science fiction and fantasy[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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