1970 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 1970.

For an overview of world literature see 1970 in literature.

See also: 1969 in Australian literature, 1970 in Australia, 1971 in Australian literature.

Major publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Science fiction and fantasy[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Drama[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Manning Clark
Colin Roderick Award[1] Margaret Lawne Myths and Legends of Torres Strait University of Queensland Press
Miles Franklin Award[2] Dal Stivens A Horse of Air Angus and Robertson

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[3] Annette Macarthur-Onslow Uhu Ure Smith
Picture Book[3] No award

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[4] Bruce Beaver Letters to Live Poets South Head 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 1970 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 1970 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]