1957 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 1957.

For an overview of world literature see 1957 in literature.

See also: 1956 in Australian literature, 1957 in Australia, 1958 in Australian literature.

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal[1] Martin Boyd A Difficult Young Man Cresset Press
Miles Franklin Award[2] Patrick White Voss Eyre & Spottiswoode

Children's and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award[3] Older Readers Enid Moodie Heddle, illustrated by Nancy Parker The Boomerang Book of Legendary Tales Longmans Green

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[4] Leonard Mann Elegiac and Other Poems Halstead Press

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 1957 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 1957 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

  • 12 October – Will Lawson, poet and novelist (born 1876)

See also[edit]

References[edit]