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Fiction 1986


Piers Anthony - Ghost

Orson Scott Card - Speaker for the Dead

Tom Clancy - Red Storm Rising

James Clavell - Whirlwind
Robert Ludlum - The Bourne Supremacy

Anthony Powell - The Fisher King

Pat Conroy - The Prince of Tides

 

 

Kingsley Amis - The Old Devils

Jeffrey Archer - A Matter of Honour

James Axler - Pilgrimage to Hell and Red Holocaust

Iain Banks - The Bridge

Thomas Bernhard - Auslöschung

Anita Brookner - A Misalliance

Jackie Collins - Hollywood Husbands

Hugh Cook - The Wizards and the Warriors

Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Regiment

Bernard & Judy Cornwell - The Aristocrats

Richard Ford - The Sportswriter

John Gardner - Nobody Lives For Ever

Jacques Godbout - Une histoire américaine

Carl Hiaasen - Tourist Season

Kazuo Ishiguro - An Artist of the Floating World

Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle

Stephen King - It

W. P. Kinsella - The Fence Post Chronicles

Judith Krantz - I'll Take Manhattan

Louis L'Amour - Last of the Breed

John le Carré - A Perfect Spy

Tanith Lee - Dreams of Dark and Light

Gordon Lish - Dear Mr. Capote

Amin Maalouf - Leo Africanus

Allan Massie - Augustus

Robert Munsch - Love You Forever

Patrick O'Brian - The Reverse of the Medal

Robert B. Parker - Taming a Sea Horse

Ellis Peters - The Rose Rent

Belva Plain - The Golden Cup

Terry Pratchett - The Light Fantastic

Reynolds Price - Kate Vaiden

James Purdy - In the Hollow of His Hand

José Saramago - O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis

Idries Shah - Kara Kush

Danielle Steel - Wanderlust

Peter Taylor - A Summons to Memphis

James Tiptree, Jr. - Tales of the Quintana Roo

Roger Zelazny - Blood of Amber

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1986

 

Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz

Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

It by Stephen King

Whirlwind by James Clavell

 

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Comedy 1986


Best Comedy Recording: Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand - Bill Cosby

 

Literary News 1986


Nobel Prize for Literature: Wole Soyinka

 

Nebula Award: Orson Scott Card, Speaker For the Dead

 

Pulitzer Prize for Drama: no award given

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

 

Non Fiction 1986


Martin Amis - The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America

Dionne Brand - Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots: Speaking of Racism

Richard Dawkins - The Blind Watchmaker

Adrian Edmondson et al. - How to be a Complete Bastard

Flora Fraser - Beloved Emma

Mark Mathabane - Kaffir Boy

Farley Mowat - My Discovery of America

 

Marc Reisner - Cadillac Desert

Richard Rhodes - The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Mary Wilson - Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme


1986 Tony Awards (theater)


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Actor Play: Judd Hirsch I'm Not Rappaport

Actress Play: Lily Tomlin The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Featured Actor Play: John Mahoney The House of Blue Leaves

Featured Actress Play: Swoosie Kurtz The House of Blue Leaves

Direction Play: Jerry Zaks The House of Blue Leaves



  

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