2016 in literature

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  • This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2016.

    Events[edit]

    Anniversaries[edit]

    New books[edit]

    The date after each title indicate the U.S. publication date, unless otherwise stated.

    Fiction[edit]

    Children and young people[edit]

    Poetry[edit]

    Drama[edit]

    Non-fiction[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

    Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in literature" article:

    Awards[edit]

    The following list is arranged alphabetically:

    Fiction:
    Nonfiction:
    Plays:
    Poetry:

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ John Dugdale (11 June 2016). "Hilary Mantel's in, David Starkey's out: the literary battle of Brussels". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
    2. ^ Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka (24 May 2016). "AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - WRITERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP". Literary Hub. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
    3. ^ "News – Carol Ann Duffy awarded Wilfred Owen Association Poetry Award". Wilfred Owen Association. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
    4. ^ "Everything About Everything: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest at 20". The New York Times. February 7, 2016. 
    5. ^ "Harold Robbins". OverDrive. 
    6. ^ Is it fair for Shakespeare to overshadow Cervantes?, BBC, 18 April 2016.
    7. ^ "Hag-Seed review – Margaret Atwood turns The Tempest into a perfect storm". The Guardian. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    8. ^ "Days Without End by Sebastian Barry review – a bravura journey into America's past". The Guardian. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
    9. ^ "Review: Gary Barwin's Yiddish for Pirates is unlike anything else you'll read this year". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
    10. ^ "Keep Calm by Mike Binder". Kirkus Reviews. November 18, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
    11. ^ "Best Sellers for the week of February 28, 2016". The New York Times. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
    12. ^ Tuttle, Kate (April 5, 2016). "Marcia Clark on how her new book is different than the old Marcia, Marcia, Marcia". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
    13. ^ "The Wonder by Emma Donoghue review – a thrilling domestic psychodrama". The Guardian. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
    14. ^ "After James". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    15. ^ "Navigators of Dune". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    16. ^ "Hot Milk (Hardback)". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    17. ^ "Solar Bones by Mike McCormack | Waterstones". www.waterstones.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    18. ^ "This Must Be the Place (Hardback)". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    19. ^ "The Essex Serpent". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    20. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (January 13, 2016). "Meet the Unknown Author of the Next Blockbuster Novel". The New York Observer. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
    21. ^ "A new, off-the-wall book puts the education system starkly under the spotlight". The Canary. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
    22. ^ "Autumn (Hardback)". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    23. ^ "All That Man is by David Szalay | Waterstones". www.waterstones.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    24. ^ "Do Not Say We Have Nothing". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    25. ^ "The Gustav Sonata". Penguin. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    26. ^ "The Best Kind of People". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    27. ^ "The Monstrous Child (Main) - Books". WHSmith. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    28. ^ "The Raven King Cover!". maggiestiefvater.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    29. ^ "Rent A Bridesmaid - Books". WHSmith. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    30. ^ "Escaped Alone". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    31. ^ "Pigs and Dogs". Waterstones. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
    32. ^ "Democracy". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    33. ^ "In the Darkroom - Kirkus Review". Kirkus Reviews. 
    34. ^ "Elizabeth I: Historian John Guy uncovers the monarch behind the myth". Mail Online. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    35. ^ Timothy Shenk in London Review of Books (29 June 2017), pp. 17–20.
    36. ^ "The Return, Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between by Hisham Matar". www.penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    37. ^ "The Index Card". Indie Bound. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
    38. ^ "A Very English Scandal". Penguin Books. 
    39. ^ "Akademieledamoten Gunnel Vallquist är död". Aftonbladet. (in Swedish)
    40. ^ "Michel Tournier obituary". The Guardian. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    41. ^ "Margaret Forster obituary". The Guardian. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    42. ^ 作家の津島佑子さん死去68歳 太宰治の次女 (in Japanese)
    43. ^ Morto lo scrittore Umberto Eco. Ci mancherà il suo sguardo sul mondo (in Italian)
    44. ^ Grimes, William (19 February 2016). "Harper Lee, Author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Dies at 89". Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via www.nytimes.com. 
    45. ^ "Pat Conroy obituary". The Guardian. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    46. ^ "Imre Kertész obituary". The Guardian. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
    47. ^ "News And Publicity". www.bloodaxebooks.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    48. ^ "E.M. Nathanson, author of 'The Dirty Dozen,' dies at 88". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    49. ^ "Sir Arnold Wesker obituary". The Guardian. 12 April 2016. 
    50. ^ "Father Daniel Berrigan obituary". The Guardian. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    51. ^ "Sir Peter Shaffer obituary". The Guardian. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    52. ^ Another tree has fallen – RIP Adam Small
    53. ^ "Sir Geoffrey Hill obituary". The Guardian. 1 July 2016. 
    54. ^ "Yves Bonnefoy obituary". The Guardian. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    55. ^ Berger, Joseph (July 2, 2016). "Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
    56. ^ "Péter Esterházy, Hungarian novelist – obituary". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    57. ^ "Michel Butor - French author". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    58. ^ "In Memory". www.africanstudies.org. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    59. ^ "Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of modern masterpieces, dies at 88". The Washington Post. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    60. ^ "WP Kinsella, 'Field of Dreams' author – obituary". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    61. ^ "Dario Fo obituary". The Guardian. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    62. ^ "Natalie Babbitt obituary". The Guardian. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    63. ^ "Leonard Cohen obituary". The Guardian. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    64. ^ "William Trevor obituary". The Guardian. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    65. ^ "Shirley Hazzard obituary". The Guardian. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    66. ^ "Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96". BBC News. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
    67. ^ "On Writing: Lisa McInerney". www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    68. ^ "Philippe Sands wins the 2016 Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction". The Guardian. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    69. ^ "2016 Camões Prize". www.itamaraty.gov.br. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
    70. ^ "Leah Horlick wins 2016 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
    71. ^ "News - The Desmond Elliott Prize". The Desmond Elliott Prize. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    72. ^ "'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' wins £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
    73. ^ "The Folio Prize 'suspended' for 2016". The Guardian. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
    74. ^ "Bodo Kirchhoff Wins the German Book Prize 2016 - Publishing Perspectives". Publishing Perspectives. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
    75. ^ Armitstead, Claire (9 November 2016). "Single sentence novel wins Goldsmiths prize for books that 'break the mould'". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
    76. ^ Flood, Alison (7 October 2016). "David Szalay's 'unsparing' All That Man Is wins Gordon Burn prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
    77. ^ "Anne Enright's The Green Road wins Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    78. ^ "The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize". themanbookerprize.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    79. ^ "The Vegetarian wins the Man Booker International Prize 2016". themanbookerprize.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    80. ^ "'The most momentous news of my life': AS Patric wins Miles Franklin award". The Guardian. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
    81. ^ "Fiction - Past Winners". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    82. ^ "Poetry - Past Winners". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    83. ^ "Madeleine Thien Wins the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize". Scotiabank Giller Prize. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    84. ^ "The winner of the 2016 Walter Scott Prize is announced! -". The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
    85. ^ "'Valley of the Shadow' wins W.Y. Boyd Award for excellence in military fiction". News and Press Center. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

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