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Fiction 1957

 

Jack Kerouac - On the Road

Alistair MacLean - The Guns of Navarone

Richard Mason - The World of Suzie Wong

Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged

Nevil Shute - On the Beach

Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

 

Caridad Bravo Adams - Corazón salvaje
Isaac Asimov - Earth is Room Enough
John Braine - Room at the Top
Fredric Brown - Rogue in Space
Pearl S. Buck - Letter from Peking
Michel Butor - La Modification
John Dickson Carr - Fire, Burn!
John Cheever - The Wapshot Chronicle
Agatha Christie - 4.50 from Paddington
Mark Clifton & Frank Riley - They'd Rather Be Right
Thomas B. Costain - Below the Salt
James Gould Cozzens - By Love Possessed
Daphne du Maurier - The Scapegoat
Lawrence Durrell - Justine
Ian Fleming - From Russia with Love
Aldous Huxley - Collected Short Stories
James Jones - Some Came Running
Anna Kavan - Eagle's Nest
Frances Parkinson Keyes - Blue Camellia
Christopher Landon - Ice Cold in Alex
Primo Levi - If This Is a Man
Meyer Levin - Compulsion
Alistair MacLean - South by Java Head
Naguib Mahfouz - Sugar Street
Bernard Malamud - The Assistant
James A. Michener - Rascals in Paradise
Nancy Mitford - Voltaire in Love
C. L. Moore - Doomsday Morning
Elsa Morante - L'isola di Arturo
Iris Murdoch - The Sandcastle
Vladimir Nabokov - Pnin
Marcel Pagnol - Le Château de ma mère
Anthony Powell - At Lady Molly's
Robert Randall (pseudonym of Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett) - The Shrouded Planet
Robert Paul Smith - Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing
Muriel Spark - The Comforters
John Steinbeck - The Short Reign of Pippin IV
Kay Thompson - Eloise in Paris
Roger Vailland - La Loi
Jack Vance - Big Planet
Evelyn Waugh - The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Patrick White - Voss
Angus Wilson - A Bit Off the Map
John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos
Ivan Yefremov - Andromeda Nebula

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1957

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

 

 

1957 Tony Awards (theater)

 

Outstanding Play: Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
Outstanding Dramatic Actor: Frederic March, Long Day's Journey into Night
Outstanding Dramatic Actress: Maragaret Leighton, Separate Tables
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor: Frank Conroy, The Potting Shed
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress: Peggy Cass Auntie Mame

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Comedy 1957

 

Literary News 1957

 

Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut


Nobel Prize in Literature – Albert Camus

 

Pulitzer_Prize
Drama: Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
Biography or Autobiography: Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

 

Copies of Howl are seized by customs officials. Later in the year, the publishers are acquitted of obscenity charges stemming from the incident

 

Non Fiction 1957

 

Elisabeth Elliot — Through Gates of Splendor

Northrop Frye — Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

Richard Hoggart — The Uses of Literacy

Primo Levi — If This Is a Man (Se Questo è un Uomo)

Art Linkletter — Kids Say the Darndest Things

Mary McCarthy — Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley — The Untouchables

Jean-Paul Sartre — Existentialism and Human Emotions

Rodolfo Walsh — Operación Masacre

 



  

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