2011 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2011.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Events

New books

Fiction

Children and young people

Poetry

See 2011 in poetry.

Drama

Science fiction and fantasy

Crime and thrillers

Non-fiction

Deaths

Awards

Transtroemer
Tomas Tranströmer in 2008

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

Other

See also

References

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2001 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

2011 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 2011.

2011 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

A Queer History of the United States

A Queer History of the United States is a concise history of LGBT people in US society. It describes ways in which queer people have influenced the evolution of the United States, and how the culture of the United States has affected them.A Queer History of the United States was published by Beacon Press in 2011. It was recognized with a Stonewall Book Award in 2012. The author, Michael Bronski, is a professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Dartmouth College, and professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.

Bad Moon Books

Bad Moon Books is a publishing company owned by Roy K. Robbins in Garden Grove, California. In the middle of 1986, they began as a bookseller only, but in 2007 they began publishing. Their works include many Black Quill Award and Bram Stoker Award winners and nominees. Bad Moon Books' publications include limited edition paperbacks and hardcovers (including lettered editions, signed limited editions, and the occasional trade edition).

Recently, internationally known bestselling author Clive Barker chose Bad Moon Books to publish his never before published 1974 book, The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus which came out in April 2009.

Days in the History of Silence

Days in the History of Silence (Norwegian: Dager i stillhetens historie) is a 2011 novel by the Norwegian writer Merethe Lindstrøm. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple who struggles with the inability to talk about sensitive subjects from their past. The book received the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Nordic Council Literature Prize.

L'Art français de la guerre

L'Art français de la guerre ("The French art of war") is a 2011 novel by the French writer Alexis Jenni, published by Éditions Gallimard. It is an adventure story about the military history of France in Indochina and Algeria. It received the Prix Goncourt, with five votes to three against Carole Martinez's Du domaine des Murmures.It was published in English by Atlantic Books as The French Art of War (translated by Frank Wynne).

Limonov (novel)

Limonov is a 2011 biographical novel by the French writer and journalist Emmanuel Carrère. The book is based on the life of Eduard Limonov, a Russian politician and opposition figure, as well as a poet and novelist.

The book focuses on all aspects of Limonov's life, emphasizing the literary and the political components, while not neglecting ethical issues and the biographer's personal views. In Carrère's book, Limonov emerges as a subtle and loyal figure, prone to occasional violence and excess based on his many frustrations, be it political, creative or emotional. The book is as well a historical and sociological approach to 20th Century Russia with its leaders and dissidents as it is a complex non-fiction narrative based on the life of a living person.

Carrère's testimony is based on a three-week period the author spent with Limonov in Moscow, after he briefly frequented him in the Paris of the 1980s.

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.

Note: List of years in poetry exists specifically for poetry.

See Table of years in literature for an overview of all "year in literature" pages.

Several attempts have been made to create a list of world literature. Among these are the great books project including the book series Great Books of the Western World, now containing 60 volumes. In 1998 Modern Library, an American publishing company, polled its editorial board to find the best 100 novels of the 20th century: Modern Library 100 Best Novels. These attempts have been criticized for their anglophone bias and disregard of other literary traditions.

Nothing Human Left

Nothing Human Left is a 2011 novel by the Irish writer Simon Ashe-Browne. It won the Dundee International Book Prize, the largest monetary British Prize for first novels, in 2011, and was published by Cargo Publishing. It is a psychological thriller set in a Dublin public school.

Now All Roads Lead to France

Now All Roads Lead To France is a 2011 non-fiction book by Matthew Hollis. It details the life of Edward Thomas, a seminal poet in the history of British literature known for his work exploring the notions of disconnection and unsettledness. Reviews praising the book ran in publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, and The Wall Street Journal. The book won the 2011 Costa Book Award for 'Best Biography', with the judges calling it "brilliant", as well as the 2011 H. W. Fisher Best First Biography Prize.

Primetime Propaganda

Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV is a 2011 book by political commentator Ben Shapiro. In it he argues that producers, executives and writers in the entertainment industry are using television to promote a socialist political agenda.

Pure (Miller novel)

Pure is a 2011 novel by English author Andrew Miller. The book is the sixth novel by Miller and was released on 9 June 2011 in the United Kingdom through Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton. The novel is set in pre-revolutionary France and the upcoming turmoil is a consistent theme throughout. It follows an engineer named Jean-Baptiste Baratte and chronicles his efforts in clearing an overfilled graveyard which is polluting the surrounding area. Baratte makes friends and enemies as the cemetery is both loved and hated by the people of the district.

Miller was inspired to write about the Les Innocents Cemetery after reading historian Philippe Ariès's brief description of its clearing and imagining the theatrics that must have been involved. The novel received positive reviews, particularly noting the quality of writing. The novel was awarded the Costa Book Award 2011 for "Best Novel" and "Book of the Year", and was nominated for the Walter Scott Prize and South Bank award.

Return to Killybegs

Return to Killybegs (French: Retour à Killybegs) is a 2011 novel by the French writer Sorj Chalandon. The narrative is inspired by the 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson, a senior Sinn Féin member who was revealed as a British secret agent. Chalandon had befriended Donaldson while working as a journalist in Belfast. His 2008 novel My Traitor was also inspired by the Donaldson case.Return to Killybegs was published by Éditions Grasset on 17 August 2011. It received the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. In 2013 it was translated into English by Ursula Meany Scott and published by The Lilliput Press. In 2014 it was translated into Catalan by Edicions de 1984.

Sand (Herrndorf novel)

Sand is a 2011 novel by the German writer Wolfgang Herrndorf. It won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2012.

The Declaration of Independents

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America is a 2011 non-fiction book by American political writers Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie. Welch is the former editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine, a position Gillespie also held from 2000 to 2008. The authors discuss the nature and influence of libertarianism. It is published by PublicAffairs, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group.The title is a pun: referring to both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Independent voters.

The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2011

This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2011.The most popular books of the year was The Help, by Kathryn Stockett and Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen with respectively 15 and 8 weeks at the top. The author James Patterson was at the top for three different books (Tick Tock, Now You See Her and Kill Alex Cross).

The Social Animal (Brooks book)

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement is a non-fiction book by American journalist David Brooks, who is otherwise best known for his career with The New York Times. The book discusses what drives individual behavior and decision making. Brooks goes through various academic topics such as sociology, psychology, and biology and attempts to summarize various discoveries— such as brain development in early life. The book continually refers to two fictional characters 'Harold' and 'Erica', used by Brooks as examples of how people's emotional personality changes over time.The book has been a commercial success at least initially. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It reached the No. 3 spot on the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list for non-fiction (as of April 3). The book has received a wide variety of reviews. Criticism came from Forbes.com, Salon.com, and The New York Times Book Review, while praise came from The Washington Times, Newsweek, and Kirkus Reviews. The book is also a favorite of the former British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, David Cameron.

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