2017 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2017.

Events[edit]

Anniversaries[edit]

New books[edit]

Dates after each title indicate U.S. publication, unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction[edit]

Children and young people[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Drama[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Biography and memoirs[edit]

  • Craig BrownMa’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret (September 21, UK)
  • Richard FordBetween Them: Remembering My Parents (May 2)
  • Caroline MooreheadA Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini (June 15)
  • Rebecca StottIn the Days of Rain: a daughter, a father, a cult (June 1, UK)
  • Stephen WestabyFragile Lives A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table (February 9, UK)
  • Xiaolu GuoOnce Upon a Time in the East (January 26)

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]

References[edit]

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  19. ^ Décès du penseur Mohamed Talbi (in French)
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  24. ^ Muere el escritor Juan Goytisolo a los 86 años en Marrakech (in Spanish)
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  45. ^ "The High Places wins £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize in partnership with Swansea University". Swansea University. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
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