1943 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
January 4 – Thomas Mann completes writing Joseph der Ernährer in California, last of the tetralogy , on which he began work in December Joseph and His Brothers (Joseph und seine Brüder) 1926.
February 4 – Première of Bertolt Brecht's at the The Good Person of Szechwan (Der gute Mensch von Sezuan) Schauspielhaus Zürich in Switzerland with Leonard Steckel directing.  March – Publication in
New York of exiled French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's self-illustrated children's novella , the all-time The Little Prince best-selling book originated in French. May – A strongly
antisemitic production of Shakespeare's is staged at the The Merchant of Venice Burgtheater in Vienna with Werner Krauss as Shylock. September
George Orwell resigns from the BBC to become literary editor of . Tribune Retreating German forces deliberately burn the library of the Royal Society of Naples and (on September 30) the Montesano Villa containing the most valuable State Archives of Naples. 
September 9 – Première of Bertolt Brecht's (Leben des Galilei, 1939) at the Life of Galileo Schauspielhaus Zürich in Switzerland with Leonard Steckel directing and playing the title role.
October 14 – The contents of Biblioteca della Comunità Israelitica in Rome are looted by Nazi German troops. December
December 22 – Death of children's writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter at Near Sawrey. She bequeaths over 4,000 acres (16 2) of land in the English Lake District to the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.
Isaac Bashevis Singer becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States. Publication of a new comprehensive edition of
Friedrich Hölderlin's complete works (the Sämtliche Werke, or Große Stuttgarter Ausgabe), begins.
Jack Kerouac transfers from the Merchant Marine to the United States Navy, where he serves eight days of active duty and is honorably discharged on psychiatric grounds. In New York City, he, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg become friends.
Tristan Bernard is released from the Drancy internment camp. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States places Richard Wright under surveillance. New books Fiction Children and young people Drama Non-fiction Births
January 8 – Charles Murray, American political science writer ( ) The Bell Curve
January 11 – Jim Hightower, American radio host and author
January 13 – Lorna Sage, English scholar and biographer (died 2001)
February 8 – Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and academic
February 15 – Elke Heidenreich, German journalist and writer
February 16 – Graham Lord, Rhodesian-born English literary biographer and novelist (died 2015)
February 18 – Graeme Garden, Scottish-born writer, comedian and actor
February 21 – Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Russian fiction writer
February 22 – Terry Eagleton, English scholar and publicist
March 26 – Bob Woodward, American journalist
April 6 – Max Clifford, English publicist
April 17 – Gwynne Dyer, Canadian journalist
April 30 – Paul Jennings, English-born Australian children's author
May 5 – Michael Palin, English comedy writer and television broadcaster
May 7 – Peter Carey, Australian novelist
May 8 – Pat Barker, English novelist
June 10 – Simon Jenkins, English journalist
June 15 – Xaviera Hollander, Dutch East Indies-born writer
July 14 – Christopher Priest, English novelist
July 16 – Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban writer (died 1990)
August 2 – Rose Tremain (Rosemary Thomson), English novelist
August 30 – Robert Crumb, American cartoonist
September 12 – Michael Ondaatje, Ceylonese-born Canadian novelist and poet
September 24 – Antonio Tabucchi, Italian writer, academic and translator (died 2012)
October 5 – Michael Morpurgo, English children's writer
October 8 - R. L. Stine, American novelist
October 9 – L. E. Modesitt, Jr., American fantasy and science fiction writer
November 5 – Sam Shepard, American playwright, writer and actor
November 6 – Berlie Doherty (Beryl Hollingworth), English children's and young-adults' writer
November 12 – Wallace Shawn, American actor and dramatist
December 9 – Joanna Trollope, English novelist Unknown dates
January 3 – F. M. Cornford, English classicist and poet (born 1874)
January 9 – R. G. Collingwood, English philosopher and historian (born 1889)
March 10 – Laurence Binyon, English poet and scholar (born 1869)
March 13 – Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (born 1898)
April 7 – Jovan Dučić, Herzegovina Serb poet and diplomat (born 1871)
April 29 – Sidney Keyes, English poet (killed in action, born 1922)
April 30 – Beatrice Webb, English sociologist, economist and social reformer (born 1858)
May 27 – Arthur Mee, English encyclopedist and writer (born 1875)
June 17 – Annie S. Swan ('David Lyall'), Scottish novelist and journalist (born 1859)
June 28 – Frida Uhl, Austrian writer and translator (born 1872) c.
August 8 – Haig Acterian (Mihail), Romanian poet, dramatist and journalist (missing in action, born 1904)
August 12 – Kurt Eggers, Nazi German writer, poet, songwriter and playwright (killed in action, born 1905)
August 22 – Virgilio Dávila, Puerto Rican poet and politician (born 1869)
August 24 – Simone Weil, French philosopher (born 1909)
October 3 – Ida Lee, Australian historian and poet (born 1865)
October 7 – Radclyffe Hall, English novelist and poet (born 1880) 
November 27 – Louis Esson, Australian poet and playwright (born 1878)
November 30 – Etty Hillesum, Dutch correspondent, diarist and Holocaust victim (born 1914)
December 22 – Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator (born 1866) Unknown date – Guido Mazzoni, Italian poet (born 1859) Awards In literature References
Willett, John (1977) . The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht: A Study from Eight Aspects (3rd rev. ed.). London: Methuen. p. 51. ISBN 0-413-34360-X.
Baker, Kenneth (2016). On the Burning of Books. London: Unicorn. pp. 138–40. ISBN 978-1-910787-11-3.
Glasgow, Joanne (2002). "Hall, Radclyffe". . Archived from glbtq.com the original on 2007-10-14 . Retrieved . 2007-11-05 1933 in poetry
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1943 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1943.
For an overview of world literature see 1943 in literature.
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1943 in New Zealand
The following lists events that happened during 1943 in New Zealand.
2014 in public domain
This is a list of works that enter the public domain in part of the world in 2014 in the following Post mortem auctoris countries and regions.
List of years in literature
This page gives a chronological list of years in literature (descending order), with notable publications listed with their respective years and a small selection of notable events. The time covered in individual years covers Renaissance, Baroque and Modern literature, while Medieval literature is resolved by century.
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The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 1943
This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 1943.
Only three titles topped the list in 1943. The most popular was The Robe, by Lloyd Douglas, which started the year at the top of the list and only dropped to number two for one week in March to Mrs. Parkington, by Louis Bromfield, before finally ceding the top spot to So Little Time, by John P. Marquand, in mid-October. Marquand's satirical novel stayed at the top of the list for the rest of the year.
After The Robe was toppled, it still remained near the top of the chart for two more years. Thus very early in the history of the NYT best seller list, The Robe set the record as the adult fiction title with the longest run on the list, and it continued to hold the record at least until 1992. The book returned to the bestseller list in 1953 when a film of the same name was released. By 1975, The Robe had sold more than 3.7 million copies.
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