See also: 1968 in literature, other events of 1969, 1970 in literature, list of years in literature.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 New Books
3 Births
4 Deaths
5 Awards


  • The first Booker Prize is awarded;

  • Penelope Ashe, author of bestselling novel, Naked Came the Stranger is found to be several people who each took a turn writing a chapter of what they described as "junk" in order to prove that sex-filled trash sells. It did.

New Books