In June, he receives an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Mercy College in White Plains, NY.
On 11 July, he is elected president of the PEN American Center for a two-year term.
Preceded by excerpts in Vanity Fair, Tough Guys Don't Dance (84.17), a murder mystery set in Provincetown, is published by Random House on 20 August. It also becomes a best seller and sells over a million paperback copies.
He is inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters on 7 December.
Begins work on his CIA novel, Harlot's Ghost (91.26).