1961 in Australian literature

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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1961.

For an overview of world literature see 1961 in literature.

See also: 1960 in Australian literature, 1961 in Australia, 1962 in Australian literature.

Major publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Biography[edit]

  • Frank HardyThe Hard Way : The Story Behind Power Without Glory

Drama[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Not awarded
Miles Franklin Award[1] Patrick White Riders in the Chariot Eyre & Spottiswoode

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[2] Nan Chauncy, illustrated by Brian Wildsmith Tangara Oxford University Press
Picture Book No award

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[3] Thomas Shapcott Time on Fire Jacaranda 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 1961 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.

  • 20 August – Greg Egan, novelist and short story writer

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 1961 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]