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1932 in Literature
This article contains information about the literary events and publications of
Events March - Captain
W. E. Johns' English character Biggles (James Bigglesworth) is introduced as a World War I pilot in the short story "The White Fokker", in the first, April issue of Popular Flying magazine, edited by Johns. The first Biggles collection, The , ensues in April. Camels Are Coming
April 23 - To mark Shakespeare's birthday:
April 26 - The 32-year-old American poet Hart Crane, in a state of alcoholic depression, throws himself overboard from the between Mexico and New York; his body is never recovered. Orizaba  May - The first issue appears of the English journal of literary criticism
, edited by Scrutiny: a quarterly review F. R. Leavis.
June 28 - Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for , meets the publisher Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Peter Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for Peter Pan, at a Lewis Carroll centenary exhibition in a London bookshop.  July -
W. B. Yeats leases Riversdale house in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham and publishes Words for Music Perhaps, and Other Poems.  Summer
October 3 - newspaper of London introduces the The Times Times New Roman typeface devised by Stanley Morison. 
November 16 - Compton Mackenzie is prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in the U.K. for material in his Greek Memories.  October - Nineteen Irish writers led by Yeats and
George Bernard Shaw form an Academy of Irish Letters that opposes the Censorship of Publications Board.  December
Children and young people
January 2 - Jean Little, Canadian children's fiction author (died 2020)
January 5 - Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and semiotician (died 2016)
January 18 - Robert Anton Wilson, American novelist and playwright (died 2007)
January 19 - George MacBeth, Scottish poet and novelist (died 1992)
February 7 - Gay Talese, American literary journalist
February 15 - Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish scriptwriter (died 2009)
February 16 - Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli novelist and poet
March 4 - Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski, Polish journalist, traveller, poet and writer (died 2007)
March 18 - John Updike, American novelist and poet (died 2009)
March 31 - John Jakes, American historical novelist
May 7 - Jenny Joseph, English poet (died 2018)
May 8 - Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican author and translator (died 2007)
May 24 - Arnold Wesker, English dramatist (died 2016)
June 5 - Christy Brown, Irish autobiographer and poet (died 1981)
June 6 - Sara Banerji, English author and sculptor
June 18 - Geoffrey Hill, English poet (died 2016)
July 17 - Karla Kuskin, American children's writer and illustrator (died 2009)
July 18 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet and writer (died 2017)
August 16 - Christopher Okigbo, Nigerian poet (died 1967)
August 17 - V. S. Naipaul, Trinidad-born novelist (died 2018)
August 27 - Antonia Fraser, English biographer, novelist and historian
September 7 - Malcolm Bradbury, English novelist (died 2000)
September 9 - Alice Thomas Ellis, English novelist, essayist and cookery book author (died 2005)
October 27 - Sylvia Plath, American poet (died 1963)  October 31 - Katherine Paterson, Chinese-American author 
January 12 - Ella Hepworth Dixon, English writer, novelist and editor (born 1857)
January 21 - Lytton Strachey, English biographer (cancer, born 1880) 
January 28 - F. M. Mayor, English novelist (born 1872)
February 4 - Mona Caird, English novelist, essayist and feminist (born 1854)
February 10 - Edgar Wallace, English crime writer (diabetes, born 1875)
February 15 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (born 1865)
March 16 - Harold Monro, British poet and poetry bookshop proprietor (alcohol-related, born 1879)
April 20 - Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (born 1858)
April 26 - Hart Crane, American poet (suicide, born 1899)
May 22 - Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish dramatist (born 1852)
June 17 - Sir John Quick, Australian politician and author (born 1852)
July 6 - Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-born children's and short-story writer (born 1859)
July 20 - René Bazin, French novelist (born 1853)
July 22 - J. Meade Falkner, English novelist and poet (born 1858)
August 29 - Raymond Knister, Canadian writer (drowned, born 1899)
September 5 - Paul Bern, German-American screenwriter (suicide, born 1889)
October 5 - Christopher Brennan, Australian poet (born 1870)
October 14 - Ahmed Shawqi, Egyptian poet (born 1868)
November 13 - Catherine Isabella Dodd, English education writer and novelist (born 1860)
November 17 - Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (born 1858)  November 23 - Henry S. Whitehead, American genre novelist (gastric ailment, born 1882) 
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Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert (2015). The Story of Alice. London: Harvill Secker. pp. 404-7. ISBN . 978-1-846-55861-0
Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). . Oxford University Press. The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature ISBN . 0-19-860634-6
The Times: Past, Present, Future. 1985. p. 50.
"Novelist's War Experiences". The Times (46293). London. 1932-11-17. p. 9.
O Drisceoil, Donal (2005). ". 'The best banned in the land': censorship and Irish writing since 1950" Yearbook of English Studies . Retrieved .
Jon Wise; Mike Hill (12 April 2012). . A&C Black. p. 17. The Works of Graham Greene: A Reader's Bibliography and Guide ISBN . 978-1-4411-9995-9
Maxim Shrayer (2007). . M.E. Sharpe. p. 398. An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: 1801-1953 ISBN . 978-0-7656-0521-4
Kim Ngoc Bao Ninh (2002). . University of Michigan Press. p. 22. A World Transformed: The Politics of Culture in Revolutionary Vietnam, 1945-1965 ISBN . 0-472-06799-0
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Donat Gallagher; Ann Slater; John Howard Wilson (2011). . Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 77-. "A Handful of Mischief": New Essays on Evelyn Waugh ISBN . 978-1-61147-048-2
David Garrett Izzo (2001). . Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 111. Christopher Isherwood: His Era, His Gang, and the Legacy of the Truly Strong Man ISBN . 978-1-57003-403-9
Susan Bassnett (29 October 2004). . Macmillan International Higher Education. p. 5. Sylvia Plath: An Introduction to the Poetry ISBN . 978-0-230-80189-9
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Jay Parini (2004). . Oxford University Press. p. 263. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature ISBN . 978-0-19-515653-9
"Ron Breznay's Masters of Horror: Henry S. Whitehead". Hellnotes . Retrieved .
Christopher Todd (1994). . E. Mellen Press. p. 70. A Century of French Best-sellers (1890-1990) ISBN . 978-0-7734-9146-5