1973 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 1973.

For an overview of world literature see 1973 in literature.

See also: 1972 in Australian literature, 1973 in Australia, 1974 in Australian literature.

Events[edit]

Major publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Drama[edit]

  • John Power – The Last of the Knucklemen

Awards and honours[edit]

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal[2] Francis Webb
Colin Roderick Award[3] Dorothy Green Ulysses Bound: Henry Handel Richardson and Her Fiction Australian National University Press
Miles Franklin Award No award

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[4] Noreen Shelley, illustrated by Robert Micklewright Family at The Lookout Oxford University Press
Picture Book[4] No award

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry Rodney Hall[5] A Soapbox Omnibus University of Queensland 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 1973 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 1973 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]