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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2015.

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Events

January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 344 days remain until the end of the year.

<i>Wolf Hall</i> (miniseries) British television serial

Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015. The six-part series is an adaptation of two of Hilary Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, a fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir Thomas More, followed by Cromwell's success in freeing the king of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Wolf Hall was first broadcast in April 2015 in the United States on PBS and in Australia on BBC First.

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.

Anniversaries

January 4 is the fourth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 361 days remain until the end of the year.

T. S. Eliot English author

Thomas Stearns Eliot, "one of the twentieth century's major poets", was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American passport.

April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 252 days remain until the end of the year.

New books

The date in brackets after a title refers to U.S. publication unless otherwise stated.

Fiction

Rabai al-Madhoun is a Palestinian journalist, novelist and writer. He was born in the village of al-Majdal in British Mandatory Palestine, near Ashkelon in present-day Israel. His family was driven out of Palestine in the 1948 Palestinian exodus. Madhoun grew up in the refugee camp of Khan Younis located in the Gaza Strip. He went to Alexandria University for higher education, and in 1973 turned to journalism as a career. He was also involved with the Palestinian liberation struggle in the 1970s as a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, but quit politics in 1980 to focus on writing full-time. As a journalist, he worked in Beirut (Lebanon),Nicosia (Cyprus) and later on in London where he is now based. Currently a British citizen, Madhoun is an editor at the Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

André Alexis is a Canadian writer who grew up in Ottawa and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has received numerous prizes including the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize.

<i>Fifteen Dogs</i> literary work

Fifteen Dogs is a novel by Canadian writer André Alexis. Published by Coach House Books in 2015, the novel was the winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, as well as the 2017 edition of Canada Reads.

Children and young people

Bunnies!!! is a 2015 picture book by Kevan Atteberry about the interaction between Declan, a small friendly monster, and a group of four rabbits.

Sarah Crossan Irish writer

Sarah Crossan is an Irish author. She is best known for her books for young adults, including Apple and Rain and One, for which she has won several awards.

<i>One</i> (Crossan novel)

One is a 2015 children's novel by the author Sarah Crossan. The book was published by Bloomsbury Publishing on 27 August 2015.

Poetry

Drama

Non-fiction

Deaths

Awards

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Louise Erdrich writer from the United States

Louise Erdrich is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of the Anishinaabe.

Canadian literature is literature originating from Canada. Canadian writers have produced a variety of genres. Influences on Canadian writers are broad, both geographically and historically.

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