1956 in Australian literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1956.

For an overview of world literature see 1956 in literature.

See also: 1955 in Australian literature, 1956 in Australia, 1957 in Australian literature.

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Biography[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Not awarded

Children's and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[1] Patricia Wrightson, illustrated by Margaret Horder The Crooked Snake Angus and Robertson
Picture Book[2] Peggy Barnard, illustrated by Sheila Hawkins Wish and the Magic Nut John Sands

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry Not awarded

Births[edit]

A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1956 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.

Unknown date

Deaths[edit]

A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1956 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]