1934 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
January 7 – The first Flash Gordon comic strip, created and illustrated by Alex Raymond, is published in the United States.
January 25 – Following its acquittal the previous month in , United States v. One Book Called Ulysses James Joyce's novel is first published in an authorized edition in the Anglophone world by Ulysses Random House of New York. It has 12,000 advance sales.  January –
B. Traven's novel ( The Death Ship 1926) is first published in English. February –
Stefan Zweig flees Austria and settles in London.
February 6 – The February 6 riots in France, partly provoked by a performance of Shakespeare's by the Coriolanus Comédie-Française; they will become the focus of a cult in the works far-right authors, notably by Death on Credit Louis-Ferdinand Céline ( 1936) and by Gilles Pierre Drieu La Rochelle ( 1939); also in 1934, Drieu announces his conversion to fascism, with the essay Socialisme fasciste. 
March 16 & October 5 – P. G. Wodehouse's and Thank You, Jeeves , the first Right Ho, Jeeves Jeeves stories written as full-length novels, are published. April –
F. Scott Fitzgerald's fourth and final completed novel, , is published in book form in Tender Is the Night New York on conclusion of its serialization in the monthly (since January). Scribner's Magazine
April 3 – English literary biographer Thomas Wright (of Olney) first publishes some facts concerning Charles Dickens' relationship with the actress Ellen Ternan (writing in the ). Daily Express 
April 6 – Rudyard Kipling and W. B. Yeats are awarded the Gothenburg Prize for Poetry.
May 1 – The first officially designated Thingplatz for the performance of Thingspiele is dedicated in the Brandberge in Halle ( Nazi Germany).  June
July 17 – Circular Manchester Central Library, England, opened. August –
Boris Pasternak and Korney Chukovsky are among those present at the first Congress of the Soviet Union of Writers. September –
Henry Miller's novel is published in Tropic of Cancer Paris by the Obelisk Press; the United States Customs Service prohibits its import into the United States. 
October 24 – The first of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe detective novels, , is published in New York (and also abridged in Fer-de-Lance for November under the title "Point of Death.") The American Magazine
November 20 – Lillian Hellman's first successful play, , with a theme of accusations of The Children's Hour lesbianism, is premiered at the Maxine Elliott Theatre on Broadway in New York where it will run for 2 years.
December 25 – Romanian novelist Panait Istrati, formerly a communist, begins his collaboration with the quasi-fascist , with a polemic against antisemitism. Cruciada Românismului The weekly newspaper, edited by  Mihai Stelescu and Alexandru Talex, later hosts pieces by Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu.  Two notable
gentleman detective series characters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction set in England are introduced:
The first three volumes of Mikhail Sholokhov's novel are first published in English under this title. And Quiet Flows the Don New books Fiction Children and young people Drama Poetry Non-fiction Births
January 12 – Alan Sharp, Scottish-American screenwriter and author (died 2013) 
February 18 – Audre Lorde, American poet, writer and feminist (died 1992)
February 27 – N. Scott Momaday, Native American novelist
March 28 – Jean Louvet, Belgian dramatist
April 24 – Jayakanthan, Tamil writer, Jnanpith awardee (died 2015)
May 10 – Richard Peck, American novelist (died 2015)
May 12 – Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (died 2016)
May 27 – Harlan Ellison, American science fiction writer
June 11 – Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English memoirist and socialite
July 11 – Helen Cresswell, English children's writer and scriptwriter (died 2005)
July 13 – Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, playwright and Nobel laureate
July 21 – Jonathan Miller, English satirist and non-fiction author
August 5 – Wendell Berry, American poet, novelist, and activist
August 16 – Diana Wynne Jones, English children's fantasy novelist (died 2011)
September 11 – Leon Rooke, Canadian novelist
September 21 – Leonard Cohen, Canadian-born poet, singer-songwriter and novelist (died 2016)
September 23 – Per Olov Enquist, Swedish novelist
October 1 – Shakeb Jalali, Pakistani poet in Urdu (suicide 1966)
October 17 – Alan Garner, English children's novelist
October 24 – Adrian Mitchell, English poet, playwright and children's author (died 2008)
November 9 – Ronald Harwood (Ronald Horwitz), South African-born English dramatist and screenwriter
November 12 – John McGahern, Irish novelist (died 2006)
November 19 – Joanne Kyger, American poet
November 21 – Beryl Bainbridge, English novelist (died 2010)
December 28 – Alasdair Gray, Scottish novelist and artist Unknown dates
January 1 – Jakob Wassermann, German-Jewish novelist (born 1873)
January 6 – Dorothy Edwards, Welsh novelist (suicide, born 1903)
January 8 – Andrei Bely (Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev), Russian novelist, poet and critic (born 1880)
January 11 – Helen Zimmern, German-born English writer and translator (born 1846)
January 15 – Hermann Bahr, Austrian dramatist and critic (born 1863)
February 8 – Ferenc Móra, Hungarian novelist and journalist (born 1879)
March 10 – Thomas Anstey Guthrie (F. Anstey), English comic novelist and journalist (born 1856)
April 9 – Safvet-beg Bašagić, Bosnian poet (born 1870)
April 12 – Robert Clyde Packer, Australian journalist and newspaper magnate (heart failure, born 1879)
May 1 – Paul Zarifopol, Romanian critic (born 1874)
June 14 – John Gray, English poet (born 1866)
June 21 – Thorne Smith, American humorist and fantasy author (heart attack, born 1892)
June 26 – Naito Torajiro (内藤 虎次郎), Japanese historian (born 1866)
June 30 – Night of the Long Knives
July 4 – Hayim Nahman Bialik, Hebrew-language poet (born 1873)
July 21 – Julian Hawthorne, American journalist and novelist (born 1846)
July 23 – Karl Joel, German philosopher (born 1864)
July 29 – Frane Bulić, Croatian historian (born 1846)
August 13 – Mary Hunter Austin, American travel writer (born 1868)
September 9 – Roger Fry, English art critic (born 1866)
September 21 – Gheorghe Bogdan-Duică, Romanian literary critic (born 1866)
November 23 – Arthur Wing Pinero, English dramatist (born 1855)
December 15 – Gustave Lanson, French historian and literary critic (born 1857) December 26 – Wallace Thurman, African American novelist (TB, born 1902) Awards References
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1934 in Australian literature
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A Coin in Nine Hands
A Coin in Nine Hands (French: Denier du rêve) is a 1934 novel by the French writer Marguerite Yourcenar. A reworked edition was published in 1959.
Duo is a 1934 novel by the French writer Colette. The story focuses on a married couple on vacation in southern France, who deal with the fact that the wife has been unfaithful. Roberto Rossellini's 1954 film Journey to Italy is loosely based on the novel, but uncredited due to rights issues.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a novella about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping, written by the English writer James Hilton and first published by Hodder & Stoughton on October 1934. It has been adapted into two cinema films and two television presentations.
List of years in literature
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