1960 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 1960.

For an overview of world literature see 1960 in literature.

See also: 1959 in Australian literature, 1960 in Australia, 1961 in Australian literature.

Events[edit]

Major publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Drama[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal[1] William Hart-Smith Poems of Discovery Angus and Robertson
Miles Franklin Award[2] Elizabeth O'Conner The Irishman Angus and Robertson

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award[3] Older Readers Kylie Tennant, illustrated by Clem Seale All the Proud Tribesmen Macmillan

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[4] Colin Thiele Man in a Landscape Rigby

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 1960 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 1960 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]