1930 in literature
January 6 - An early literary character licensing agreement is signed by A. A. Milne, granting Stephen Slesinger U.S. and Canadian merchandising rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh works.
May 6 - Collins Crime Club is launched as an imprint and marketing device for crime fiction published by British publisher William Collins.
May 10 - John Masefield becomes Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.
November 5 - Sinclair Lewis is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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