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Fiction 1985


Gabriel García Márquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Jean M. Auel - The Mammoth Hunters

Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game

John Irving - The Cider House Rules
Garrison Keillor - Lake Wobegon Days

Larry McMurtry - Lonesome Dove

Carl Sagan - Contact


Isaac Asimov - Robots and Empire
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Iain Banks - Walking on Glass
Clive Barker - The Damnation Game
Greg Bear - Blood Music and Eon
Anthony Burgess - The Kingdom of the Wicked
M. C. Beaton - Death of a Gossip
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Honour
Elizabeth Darrell - At the Going Down of the Sun
Bret Easton Ellis - Less Than Zero
John Fowles - A Maggot
Imil Habibi - The Secret Life of Saeed
Amy Hempel - Reasons to Live
Frank Herbert - Chapterhouse: Dune
Stephen King - Skeleton Crew
Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist
Richard A. Lupoff - Lovecraft's Book
Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian
John D. MacDonald - The Lonely Silver Rain
Naguib Mahfouz - Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth
James A. Michener - Texas
Brian Moore - Black Robe
Bharati Mukherjee - Darkness
Robert B. Parker - Catskill Eagle
Caryl Phillips - The Final Passage
Peter Pohl - Johnny, My Friend (Janne, min vän)
Sidney Sheldon - If Tomorrow Comes
Danielle Steel - Secrets
Sue Townsend - Rebuilding Coventry
Anne Tyler - The Accidental Tourist
Andrew Vachss - Flood
Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Roger Zelazny - Trumps of Doom

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1985

 

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo
If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon
Family Album by Danielle Steel
Thinner by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
Hold the Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Cider House Rules by John Irving
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
Lucky by Jackie Collins
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
Texas by James Michener
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

 

 

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Comedy 1985


Best Comedy Recording: Whoopi Goldberg - Whoopi Goldberg

 

Literary News 1985


"Spin Magazine" begins publishing

Nobel Prize for Literature: Claude Simon

 

Nebula Award: Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Pulitzer Prize for Drama: James Lapine for book; Stephen Sondheim for music and lyrics, Sunday in the Park With George

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Alison Lurie - Foreign Affairs


Non Fiction 1985


Roger Caron - Bingo! The Horrifying Eyewitness Account of a Prison Riot

Michael Denton - Evolution: A Theory in Crisis

Elaine Dundy - Elvis and Gladys

Wayne Kritsberg - The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome

Tim O'Brien - The Nuclear Age

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley - Elvis and Me

David Robinson - Chaplin: His Life and Art

Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

1985 Tony Awards (theater)


Outstanding Play: Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon

Outstanding Actor Play: Derek Jacobi Much Ado About Nothing

Outstanding Actress Play: Stockard Channing A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Outstanding Featured Actor Play: Barry Miller Biloxi Blues

Outstanding Featured Actress Play: Judith Ivey Hurleyburly

Outstanding Direction Play:Gene Saks Biloxi Blues



  

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