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Fiction 1959

 

Kurt Vonnegut - The Sirens of Titan

James A. Michener - Hawaii

Saul Bellow - Henderson the Rain King

William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch

Richard Condon - The Manchurian Candidate

Allen Drury - Advise and Consent

Günter Grass - The Tin Drum

Robert A. Heinlein - Starship Troopers

Shirley Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House

William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick - The Ugly American

Leon Uris - Exodus

 

Isaac Asimov - Nine Tomorrows
Robert Bloch - Psycho
Ray Bradbury - A Medicine for Melancholy
John Brunner - Echo in the Skull
John Brunner - The World Swappers
Algis Budrys - The Falling Torch
Taylor Caldwell - Dear and Glorious Physician
John Dickson Carr - Scandal at High Chimneys: A Victorian Melodrama
Agatha Christie - Cat Among the Pigeons
Ivy Compton-Burnett - A Heritage and Its History
Alexander Cordell - Rape of the Fair Country
Julio Cortázar - Las armas secretas (short stories)
Richard Crichton - The Great Impostor
Alfred Duggan - Children of the Wolf
Gerald Durrell - My Family and Other Animals
Lawrence Durrell - Mountolive
Ian Fleming - Goldfinger
Paul Gallico - Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
William Golding - Free Fall
Robert A. Heinlein - The Menace From Earth
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
John Knowles - A Separate Peace
John Lymington - Night of the Big Heat
Colin MacInnes - Absolute Beginners
Alistair MacLean - Night Without End
Naguib Mahfouz - The Children of Gebelaawi
Norman Mailer - Advertisement for Myself
Mervyn Peake - Titus Alone
Mordecai Richler - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Philip Roth - Goodbye, Columbus
Robert Ruark - Poor No More
Nathalie Sarraute - Le Planétarium
Alan Sillitoe - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Terry Southern - The Magic Christian
Rex Stout - Plot It Yourself
John Updike - The Same Door
Sheila Watson - The Double Hook

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1959

Exodus by Leon Uris
Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

 

 

1959 Tony Awards (theater)

 

Play: JB by Archibald MacLeish
Outstanding Actor | Dramatic Star:T Jason Robards Jr, The Disenchanted
Outstanding Actress | Dramatic Star: Gertrude Berg, A Majority of One
Outstanding Actor | Dramatic Featured or Supporting: Charley Ruggles, The Pleasure of His Company
Outstanding Actress | Dramatic Featured or Supporting:  Julie Newmar, The Marriage-Go-Round
Director: Elia Kazan, JB

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Comedy 1959

 

Literary News 1959

 

Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by U.S. Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)

Aldous Huxley turns down the offer of a knighthood.

 

Pulitzer_Prize
Fiction: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
Drama: J.B. by Archibald Macleish

 

Non Fiction 1959

Kenneth Anger - Hollywood Babylon

Thomas B. Costain - The Three Edwards (Third book in the Plantagenet or Pageant of

Savitri Devi - Impeachment of Man

C. S. Forester - Sink the Bismarck! aka The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck

Erving Goffman - The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Miguel León-Portilla - Visión de los vencidos: Relaciones indígenas de la conquista

Garrett Mattingly - The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Karl Popper - The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Cornelius Ryan - The Longest Day

William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White - The Elements of Style



  

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