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]