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1985 in literature

Literature-related events during 1985

List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1985.

1985 in literature YouTube videos

Events

  • February 25Sue Limb's parodic pastiche of the Lake Poets, The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere, begins broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 in the U.K.
  • 4 July – The 13-year-old Ruth Lawrence gains a first in mathematics at the University of Oxford, becoming the youngest British person ever to earn a first-class degree and the youngest known graduate of the university.[1]
  • August 11 – A memorial to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid is unveiled near his home at Langholm, Scotland.

Uncertain dates

1985 in literature articles: 10

New books

Fiction

Children and young people

Drama

Poetry

Non-fiction

Births

Deaths

Awards

Australia

Canada

France

Spain

United Kingdom

United States

Fiction: Raymond Abbott, Stuart Dybek, Wright Morris (fiction/nonfiction), Howard Norman, James Robison, Austin Wright (fiction/nonfiction)
Poetry: Douglas Crase, Jorie Graham, Linda Gregg, James Schuyler

Elsewhere

References

  1. ^ "Teenage genius gets a first". BBC News. 4 July 1985. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008.
  2. ^ Hambro, Johan (1984). C. J. Hambro: Liv og drøm (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 67. ISBN 82-03-11347-8.
  3. ^ "Waten, Judah Papers (National Library of Aus.) – Biographical Note". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  4. ^ Gibbs, Linneae (1980). James Hanley: A Bibliography.
  5. ^ "The life and death of Hindi pulp fiction". Mint. 2008-10-20.
  6. ^ Santo, Aricò L. (1990). Contemporary Women Writers in Italy: A Modern Renaissance. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.