1971 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 1971.

For an overview of world literature see 1971 in literature.

See also: 1970 in Australian literature, 1971 in Australia, 1972 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]

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Colin Badger
Colin Roderick Award[1] Geoffrey Serle The Rush to be Rich Melbourne University Press
Miles Franklin Award[2] David Ireland The Unknown Industrial Prisoner Angus and Robertson

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[3] Ivan Southall Bread and Honey Angus and Robertson
Picture Book[3] A. B. Paterson, illustrated by Desmond Digby Waltzing Matilda Collins

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry Judith Wright[4] Collected Poems, 1942-1970 Angus and Robertson
James McAuley[5] Collected Poems 1936-1970 Angus and Robertson

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 1971 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 1971 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]