Member of the prestigious American delegation at the Budapest Cultural Forum in October and November. Fights against the ban in Prague of Catastrophe, a Beckett play dedicated to Václav Havel. Once again spends part of the summer in Marlboro. Accepts the direction of the Competition and Festival of the Maryland University, which he re-names in honor of William Kapell. Publication by HBJ of the facsimile edition of the Complete Works by Thomas Hardy, in 24 volumes, which he had proposed and personally supervised.

Samuel Beckett