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Fiction 1981


Martin Amis - Other People: A Mystery Story
Samuel Beckett - Ill Seen Ill Said
Pierre Berton - Flames Across the Border
Simon Bond- 101 Uses for a Dead Cat
William Boyd - A Good Man in Africa
Peter Carey - Bliss
Raymond Carver - What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
David Case - The Third Grave
James Clavell - Noble House
Samuel R. Delany - Distant Star
Cynthia Freeman - No Time for Tears
John Gardner - Licence Renewed
Charles L. Grant - Tales from the Nightside
Alasdair Gray - Lanark
Jan Guillou - Ondskan
Thomas Harris - Red Dragon
Frank Herbert - God Emperor of Dune
Douglas Hill - Planet of the Warlord
John Irving - Hotel New Hampshire
Alan Judd - A Breed of Heroes
Stephen King - Cujo
Colleen McCullough - An Indecent Obsession
Elliot S! Maggin - Miracle Monday
Naguib Mahfouz - Arabian Nights and Days
Gabriel García Márquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Ian McEwan - The Comfort of Strangers
Toni Morrison - Tar Baby
Terry Pratchett - Strata
Alain Robbe-Grillet - Djinn
Harold Robbins - Goodbye, Janette
Lawrence Sanders - The Third Deadly Sin
Martin Cruz Smith - Gorky Park
Muriel Spark - Loitering with Intent
Paul Theroux - The Mosquito Coast
D. M. Thomas - The White Hotel
Jack Vance - The Book of Dreams
Gore Vidal - Creation
Joseph Wambaugh - The Glitter Dome
Kit Williams - Masquerade

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1981

 

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
Noble House by James Clavell
Cujo by Stephen King
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough


1981 Tony Awards (theater)


Best Play: Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Outstanding Performance Actor Play: Ian McKellen Amadeus
Outstanding Performance Actress Play: Jane Lapotaire Piaf
Outstanding Performance Featured Actor Play: Brian Backer The Floating Light Bulb
Outstanding Performance Featured Actress Play: Swoosie Kurtz Fifth of July
Outstanding Direction Play: Peter Hall Amadeus

 

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Comedy 1981


Best Comedy Recording: Rev. Du Rite, Richard Pryor

 

Literary News 1981


Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

Nobel Prize for Literature: Elias Canetti
Hugo Award for Best Novel: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

Nebula Award: Gene Wolfe, The Claw of the Conciliator
Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces


Non Fiction 1981


Maya Angelou - The Heart of a Woman
Hugo Brandt Corstius - Opperlandse taal- & letterkunde
Timothy Findley - Famous Last Words (book)
Stephen Jay Gould - The Mismeasure of Man
Ian Smith - The Great Betrayal
Viktor Suvorov - The Liberators

  

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