1973 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1973.
For an overview of world literature see 1973 in literature.
- Patrick White is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first, and so far only, Australian writer to be presented with the award.
- Kit Denton – The Breaker : A Novel
- Hammond Innes – Golden Soak
- Morris Lurie – Rappaport's Revenge
- Christina Stead – The Little Hotel
- Morris West – The Salamander
- Patrick White – The Eye of the Storm
- Murray Bail – "Zoeliner's Definition"
- Elizabeth Jolley – "Another Holiday for the Prince"
- Frank Moorhouse
- "The Airport, the Pizzeria, the Motel, the Rented Car, and the Mysteries of Life"
- The Illegal Relatives
- Fay Zwicky – "Hostages"
Children's and Young Adult fiction
- James Aldridge – A Sporting Proposition
- Mavis Thorpe Clark – Wildfire
- Max Fatchen – The Spirit Wind
- Elyne Mitchell – Silver Brumby Whirlwind
- Mary Elwyn Patchett – A Roar of the Lion
- Ivan Southall – Matt and Jo
- Eleanor Spence – Time to Go Home
- Colin Thiele – The Fire in the Stone
- Patricia Wrightson – The Nargun and the Stars
- Rosemary Dobson – Selected Poems
- A. D. Hope
- "Hay Fever"
- Selected Poems
- Roger McDonald – "Two Summers in Moravia"
- Peter Porter – Jonah
- Vivian Smith – "The Man Fern Near the Bus Stop"
- Judith Wright – Alice : Poems 1971-72
- John Power – The Last of the Knucklemen
Awards and honours
|ALS Gold Medal||Francis Webb|
|Colin Roderick Award||Dorothy Green||Ulysses Bound: Henry Handel Richardson and Her Fiction||Australian National University Press|
|Miles Franklin Award||No award|
Children and Young Adult
|Children's Book of the Year Award||Older Readers||Noreen Shelley, illustrated by Robert Micklewright||Family at The Lookout||Oxford University Press|
|Picture Book||No award|
|Grace Leven Prize for Poetry||Rodney Hall||A Soapbox Omnibus||University of Queensland Press|
A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1973 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.
A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1973 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.
- 1973 in literature
- 1973 in poetry
- List of years in literature
- List of years in Australian literature