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2014 in Literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
28 January - On this day 75 years ago, W. B. Yeats died in Menton, France. 
5 February - William Burroughs was born in 1914 (100th Anniversary) 
21 February - Christopher Marlowe's 450th birthday celebrated (may or may not be his birthday) 
1 March - On this day 100 years ago, Ralph Ellison (author of Invisible Man) was born. 
9 March - Charles Bukowski died 20 years ago today (1994). 
10 March - On this day 50 years ago, John Updike receives the National Book Award for The Centaur. 
31 March - 100th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz in 1914.  
4 April - Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 (100th Anniversary) 
14 April - On this day 75 years ago, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published. 
16 April - Ralph Ellison dies on this date 20 years ago in 1994. (see March 1 above for Ellison links)
18 April - On this day 40 years ago (1974) the first printing of J. M. Coetzee's debut novel appeared in hardback. Dusklands 
23 April - It is assumed that William Shakespeare was born on this day 450 years ago (because records show that he was baptised on 26 April). 
26 April - The centenary of Bernard Malamud's birth (April 26, 1914). 
May - The 100th anniversary of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.  
16 June - This year's Bloomsday celebration will also mark the 100th anniversary of the publication (June 1914) of Joyce's Dubliners. 
21 September - the 50th anniversary of the publication of Herzog by Saul Bellow, the second of his three National Book Award-winning novels. 
7 July - Sir Walter Scott's debut novel, Waverley, was published (anonymously) 200 years ago today. 
22 September - Alain-Fournier died in action in northern France 100 years ago today, just a year after the publication of his only novel, Le Grand Meaulnes. 
27 October - Dylan Thomas was born a hundred years ago. 
18 November - Margaret Atwood celebrates her 75th birthday today.  2 December - The Marquis de Sade died 200 years ago today. 
Dates after each title indicate U.S. publication, unless stated otherwise.
Belinda Alexandra -
(Australia) Sapphire Skies
Jacob M. Appel - (February 15) Scouting for the Reaper
Kate Atkinson - A God in Ruins (UK)
Margaret Atwood - (September 16) Stone Mattress - Nine Tales
Bandi - The Accusation (Korean language short stories, South Korea, May) Natalie Baszile -
(February 6) Queen Sugar
Pierce Brown - (January 28) Red Rising
Jessie Burton - (UK) The Miniaturist
Ceridwen Dovey - (April 23) Only the Animals
David Grossman - A Horse Walks into a Bar: A novel (In original Hebrew as ? ( Soos Echad Nechnas L'bar), Israel)
John Hornor Jacobs - (UK) The Incorruptibles
Marlon James - (October 2) A Brief History of Seven Killings
Thomas King - The Back of the Turtle
Herman Koch - Geachte heer M. (Dear Mr. M., Netherlands)
Laila Lalami - (September 9) The Moor's Account
S. E. Lister - Hideous Creatures (UK, May)
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - (Ugandan-born author published in Kenya) Kintu
Javier Marías - Así empieza lo malo (Thus Bad Begins, Spain)
Sean Michaels - (Canada, April 8) Us Conductors
Karen Miller - The Falcon Throne (September)
Haruki Murakami - (translation, August 12) Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Rick Riordan - (October 7) The Blood of Olympus
Samanta Schweblin - Distancia de rescate (translated as Fever Dream, Argentina)
Roger Scruton - (March 12) Notes from Underground
Akhil Sharma - Family Life
Joss Sheldon - Involution & Evolution (August 4)
Leïla Slimani - Dans le jardin de l'ogre
Ali Smith - (UK, August 28) How to Be Both
Miriam Toews - All My Puny Sorrows Niall Williams - History of the Rain
Children and young people
Poetry Rosemary Tonks (posthumous) - Bedouin of the London Evening (selected poetry and prose)
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in literature" article,
January 4 - Jean Metellus, Haitian neurologist, author, poet, and playwright (born 1937)
January 14 - Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, 83 (born 1930)
January 28 - Nigel Jenkins, Welsh poet, journalist, and geographer, 64 (born 1949)
January 29 - Hashem Shabani, Iranian poet, 32, (hanged, born c. 1982)
February 18 - Mavis Gallant, Canadian writer of short stories, 91 (born 1923) 
March 2 - Justin Kaplan, American writer, editor and biographer, 88 ( 1925) 
April 5 - Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, naturalist and wilderness writer, 86 (born 1927)   
April 15 - Rosemary Tonks, English poet, prose writer, and children's writer (born 1928)
April 17 - Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel laureate, 87 (born 1927) 
April 20 - Alistair MacLeod, Canadian writer, 77 (born 1936)  
April 24 - Tadeusz Ró?ewicz, Polish poet, dramatist and writer, 92 (born 1921) 
May 6 - Farley Mowat, Canadian author and environmentalist, 92 (born 1921) 
May 21 - Ruth Guimarães, Afro-Brazilian classicist, fiction writer and poet, 93 (born 1920)
June 19 - Josephine Pullein-Thompson, English children's novelist, 90 (born 1924)
June 22 - Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet, 67 (born 1947) 
June 25 - Ana María Matute, Spanish writer, 88 (born 1925) 
June 29 - Dermot Healy, Irish poet, playwright, fiction writer and memoirist. 66 (born 1947) 
July 4 - C. J. Henderson, American author and critic, 62
July 13 - Nadine Gordimer, South African writer, anti-apartheid activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 90 (born 1923) 
July 20 - Thomas Berger, American writer, 93 (born 1924)
August 1 - Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian novelist, 40 (brain tumour, born 1974)
September 21 - Linda Griffiths, Canadian playwright, 60 (born 1953) 
September 24 - Hugh C. Rae (Jessica Stirling, etc.), Scottish novelist (born 1935)
November 27 - P. D. James, English crime writer, 94 (born 1920) 
November 29 - Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet and writer, United States Poet Laureate, 80 (born 1934) 
December 3 - Vicente Leñero, Mexican writer and journalist, 81 (born 1933) 
December 12 - Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, 86 (born 1928) December 24 - Lee Israel, American biographer and literary forger, 75 (born 1939)
Akutagawa Prize: Hiroko Oyamada for ( Ana Hole) and Tomoka Shibasaki for ( Haru No Niwa Spring Garden)
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: by A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing Eimear McBride 
Caine Prize for African Writing: Okwiri Oduor, "My Father's Head"
Camões Prize: Alberto da Costa e Silva
Costa Book of the Year: by H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald 
Danuta Gleed Literary Award: Paul Carlucci, The Secret Life of Fission 
Dayne Ogilvie Prize: Tamai Kobayashi 
Desmond Elliott Prize: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride 
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry 
Dylan Thomas Prize: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris 
Folio Prize: by Tenth of December: Stories George Saunders 
German Book Prize: Kruso by Lutz Seiler 
Goldsmiths Prize: by How to Be Both Ali Smith 
Gordon Burn Prize: The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth 
Governor General's Award for English-language fiction: Thomas King, The Back of the Turtle 
Governor General's Award for French-language fiction: Andrée A. Michaud, Bondrée 
Governor General's Awards, other categories: See 2014 Governor General's Awards.
Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française: Adrien Bosc, for Constellation
International Prize for Arabic Fiction: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi 
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling
Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride 
Lambda Literary Awards: Multiple categories; see 26th Lambda Literary Awards
Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Erickson
Man Booker Prize: by The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 
Miles Franklin Award: by All The Birds, Singing Evie Wyld 
National Biography Award: The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer by Alison Alexander 
National Book Award for Fiction: to Redeployment by Phil Klay 
Nobel Prize in Literature: to Patrick Modiano 
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: by The Goldfinch Donna Tartt 
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri  
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize: Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows 
SAARC Literary Award: Tarannum Riyaz
Samuel Johnson Prize: by H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald 
Scotiabank Giller Prize: Sean Michaels, Us Conductors 
Golden Wreath of Struga Poetry Evenings: Ko Un 
Walter Scott Prize: by An Officer and a Spy Robert Harris  Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award: Charles Simic 
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"Joseph Boyden's novel The Orenda wins CBC's Canada Reads contest". . 2014-03-06. Archived from Edmonton Journal the original on 2014-04-11 . Retrieved .
Williams, Aime (2014-04-24). "Authors campaign against ban on sending books to prisoners". . London The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved .
Garth, John (2014-03-22). "JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf: bring on the monsters". . London The Guardian . Retrieved .
Buchanan, Rose Troup; Saul, Heather (2015-02-25). "Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries". . London The Independent . Retrieved .
Mulholland, Rory (2014-11-25). "Shakespeare First Folio discovered in French library". The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved .
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"Charles Bukowski Called it Splitsville 20 Years ago". Pierrejoris.com . Retrieved .
Begley, Adam (2014). Updike. HarperCollins (2014). p. 265. ISBN . 0061896454 Updike and Cheever had met fleetingly at literary events, such as the National Book Award on March 10, 1964, at the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton, where Updike accepted the prize for The Centaur
"Octavio Paz, b. 100 Years ago today..." Pierrejoris.com . Retrieved .
Joel Whitney. "Poetry and Action: Octavio Paz at 100". Dissent Magazine . Retrieved .
Kannermeyer, J. C. (2012). J. M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing. Michiel Heyns, translator. Scribe Publications. p. 247. ISBN . 9781922070081 On 18 April 1974 the first printing of Dusklands appeared in hardback, with a press release by Randall praising the novel as "one of the most important works of literature to have been written in South Africa". The retail price was R4.80.
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"Justin Kaplan, Biographer of Whitman and Twain, Dies at 88 : Harriet Staff : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation . Retrieved .
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Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher, "Peter Matthiessen, Lyrical Writer and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86"", , April 5, 2014. The New York Times
"Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87".
"Author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77, remembered as 'great writer and a great man. '"
"Alistair MacLeod, acclaimed Canadian writer, dead at 77 - Nova Scotia - CBC News". Cbc.ca. 2014-04-20 . Retrieved .
"Poet Tadeusz Rozewicz dies, aged 92". Radio Poland. 2014-04-24 . Retrieved .
Parini, Jay (8 May 2014). "Farley Mowat obituary". www.theguardian,com . Retrieved 2014.
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Sergi Doria (June 25, 2014). "Muere la escritora Ana María Matute". . ABC
"Death of writer Dermot Healy". . 2014-06-30 RTÉ News . Retrieved .
"SA novelist Nadine Gordimer dies". Channel.
"Linda Griffiths, actor and playwright, dead after battle with cancer". CBC News, 21 September 2014.
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Pulitzer-winning poet laureate Mark Strand dies at 80 years old
"Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour dies at 68". ahram.org.eg.
"Publisher says novelist Kent Haruf dies at age 71 - StarTribune.com". Star Tribune.
"El Universal - In English - Mexican writer Vicente Leñero dies at 81". El Universal. 3 December 2014.
Tim Masters (4 June 2014). "Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction". BBC . Retrieved 2014.
"Helen Macdonald wins Costa Book of the Year 2014". . 27 January 2015 BBC News . Retrieved 2015.
"Paul Carlucci wins Danuta Gleed Award". , June 2, 2014. Quill & Quire
"Tamai Kobayashi wins 2014 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers". , June 24, 2014. Quill & Quire
"The 2014 Prize | The Desmond Elliott Prize". The Desmond Elliott Prize. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014 . Retrieved 2014.
Aditi Malhotra (18 January 2014). "Indian Wins South Asian Prize for Literature". Wall Street Journal . Retrieved 2014.
Wroe, Nicholas (7 November 2014). "Joshua Ferris wins Dylan Thomas prize". . The Guardian Guardian News and Media . Retrieved 2014.
"Tenth of December by George Saunders wins inaugural Folio Prize 2014" (PDF). Folio Prize. 10 March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2014 . Retrieved 2014.
"Lutz Seiler Wins 2014 German Book Prize". Publishing Perspectives. 7 October 2014 . Retrieved 2016.
"Ali Smith wins Goldsmiths Prize for How to be Both". . 13 November 2014 BBC News . Retrieved 2014.
"Mark Rylance-backed novel wins £5,000 literary prize". . 10 October 2014 BBC News . Retrieved 2014.
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". Pierrejoris.com 'Baghdad Writes! '" . Retrieved .
Doyle, Martin (28 May 2014). "Eimear McBride wins EUR15,000 Kerry Group Irish novel of the year award". Irish Times . Retrieved 2014.
Masters, Tim (14 October 2014). "Man Booker Prize: Richard Flanagan wins for wartime love story". BBC News . Retrieved 2014.
Adrian Raschella (27 June 2014). "Miles Franklin Literary Award: Author Evie Wyld wins for her book All The Birds Singing". ABC News . Retrieved 2015.
Begley, Patrick (4 August 2014). "Alison Alexander wins National Biography Award for The Ambitions of Jane Franklin". Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved 2015.
Kell y, Keith J. (November 20, 2014). "Phil Klay wins National Book Award for 'Redeployment. '" New York Post . Retrieved 2014.
Ron Charles (9 October 2014). "Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in literature". Washington Post.
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^ Citation reads: "for a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."
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Medley, Mark (4 November 2014). "Miriam Toews wins Writers' Trust award for All My Puny Sorrows". The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 2014.
Clark, Nick (4 November 2014). "Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction: Helen Macdonald wins with 'H is for Hawk. '" . Independent Print Limited The Independent . Retrieved 2014.
"Sean Michaels awarded Giller Prize for his book 'Us Conductors'". , November 10, 2014. The Globe and Mail
"Ko Un is the winner of the "Golden Wreath" 2014". Struga Poetry Evenings. 21 February 2014. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014 . Retrieved 2014.
"Robert Harris wins Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction". BBC News. BBC. 13 June 2014 . Retrieved 2014.
"Charles Simic wins 2014 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award" . Retrieved .