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1998 in Literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
Children and young people
January 2 - Frank Muir, English comedy writer and broadcaster (born 1920)
January 11 - John Wells, English satirist (born 1936)
January 23 - John Forbes, Australian poet (heart attack, born 1950)
January 27 - Geoffrey Trease, English children's historical novelist (born 1909)
February 7 - Lawrence Sanders, American novelist and short story writer (born 1920)
February 15 - Martha Gellhorn, American journalist (suicide, born 1908)
February 17 - Ernst Jünger, German novelist and war memoirist (born 1895)
March 15 - Dr. Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer on child care (born 1903)
April 11 - Francis Durbridge, English playwright (born 1912)
April 19 - Octavio Paz, Mexican poet and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1914)
May 9 - Nat Perrin, American comedy writer (born 1905)
June 10 - Hammond Innes, English novelist (born 1913)
June 11 - Dame Catherine Cookson, English novelist (born 1906)
July 1 - Martin Seymour-Smith, English biographer (born 1928)
July 5 - Johnny Speight, English comedy writer (born 1920)
July 9 - Ian Wallace (John Wallace Pritchard), American science fiction author (born 1912)
July 14 - Miroslav Holub, Czech poet (born 1923)
August 16 - Dorothy West, American novelist and short story writer (born 1907)
August 22 - Grace Paley, American writer (born 1922)
September 28 - Eric Malling, Canadian journalist (born 1946)
October 15 - Iain Crichton Smith, Scottish writer (born 1928) 
October 22 - Eric Ambler, English spy novelist (born 1909)
October 28 - Ted Hughes, English poet and Poet Laureate (born 1930)
November 3 - Bob Kane (Robert Kahn), American comics artist and writer (born 1915)
November 8 - Rumer Godden, English novelist (born 1907) December 16 - William Gaddis, American novelist (born 1922)
Booker Prize: Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
Carnegie Medal for children's literature: David Almond, Skellig
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Beryl Bainbridge, Master Georgie
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More
Cholmondeley Award: Roger McGough, Robert Minhinnick, Anne Ridler, Ken Smith
Eric Gregory Award: Mark Goodwin, Joanne Limburg, Patrick McGuinness, Kona Macphee, Esther Morgan, Christiania Whitehead, Frances Williams
Orange Prize for Fiction: Carol Shields, Larry's Party
Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Les Murray Whitbread Best Book Award: Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters
Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Shara McCallum, The Water Between Us
Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry: X.J. Kennedy
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Drama: Horton Foote
American Book Award Before Columbus Foundation: Angela Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, and (separately) Allison Hedge Coke, Dog Road Woman
Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry: Sherod Santos, "Elegy for My Sister", and (separately) Neil Azevedo, "Caspar Hauser Songs"
Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry: Frank Bidart, Desire
Compton Crook Award: Katie Waitman, The Merro Tree
Hugo Award for Best Novel: Joe Haldeman, Forever Peace
Frost Medal: Stanley Kunitz
Nebula Award: Joe Haldeman, Forever Peace
Newbery Medal for children's literature: Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust
PEN American Center's PEN Open Book Award: Giannina Braschi, Yo-Yo Boing!
Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Charles Wright, Black Zodiac
Wallace Stevens Award: A. R. Ammons Whiting Awards: Fiction:
Michael Byers, Ralph Lombreglia (fiction/nonfiction) Non-fiction:
D. J. Waldie, Anthony Walton Plays:
W. David Hancock Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Daniel Hall, James Kimbrell, Charles Harper Webb, Greg Williamson
"Alley Theatre's Nightingales Closes July 3; Next Stop Broadway?". . 1998-06-23. Archived from Playbill the original on 2013-01-31 . Retrieved .
Sänger, Florian (2009). Literatur und Film im Feld narrativer Theorien: Analysemöglichkeiten von Literaturverfilmungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Erzählposition und Fakalisierung am Beispiel Wolf Haas "Komm süßer Tod". Aachen: Verlag Shaker. ISBN . 978-3-8322-8659-0
Brennan, Geraldine (2 October 2010). "My Name is Mina by David Almond | Book review". the Guardian . Retrieved 2018.
Jones, Diana Wynne (1998). The Dark Lord of Derkholme. Gollancz. OCLC 745958627.
"Digested read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". the Guardian. 25 August 1998 . Retrieved 2018.
"He Didn't Do It". archive.nytimes.com . Retrieved 2018.
^ Web page titled
Krugovanje, Dejan Stojanovi? at the Internet Archive
Verduyn, Christl; Staebler, Edna (2009). . Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 270. Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries ISBN . 9781554588114
"Iain Crichton Smith | Scottish writer". Encyclopedia Britannica . Retrieved 2018.
^ Faculty of Arts, 1998,
Edna Staebler Award Archived 2014-06-06 at Archive-It, Wilfrid Laurier University, previous winners, Charlotte Gray, Retrieved 11/24/2012