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September 1: Emma Cline’s Daddy is published by Random House.

September 8: Claudia Rankine’s Just Us is published by Graywolf.

September 8: 25th anniversary of the death of Eileen Chang.

September 15: Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is published by Bloomsbury.

September 15: The Booker Prize shortlist announced.

September 28: 50th anniversary of the death of John Dos Passos.

September 28-October 5: Brooklyn Book Festival.


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October 8: Centenary of Frank Herbert’s birth.

October 9: Kenneth Branagh’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile, is released.

October 9: A new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, is released.

October 14-18: Frankfurt Book Fair.

October 15: Centenary of Mario Puzo’s birth.

October 27: The Booker Prize awarded.


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November 9: Centenary of the publication of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love.

November 25: 50th anniversary of the death of Yukio Mishima.


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December 9: 25th anniversary of the death of Toni Cade Bambara.

December 10: Centenary of Clarice Lispector’s birth.

December 18: 150th anniversary of the birth of Saki.

December 18: The new film adaptation of Dune is finally released.

December 22: 75 years since Holden Caulfield’s first appearance (in “I’m Crazy,” a short story published in Collier’s).