1976 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 1976.

For an overview of world literature see 1976 in literature.

See also: 1975 in Australian literature, 1976 in Australia, 1977 in literature.

Events[edit]

Major publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Science Fiction and Fantasy[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Drama[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Lifetime achievement[edit]

Award Author
Patrick White Award John Blight

Literary[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal No award
Colin Roderick Award[1] Gavin Souter Lion and Kangaroo Collins
Miles Franklin Award[2] David Ireland The Glass Canoe Macmillan

Children and Young Adult[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[3] Ivan Southall Fly West Angus and Robertson
Picture Book[3] Dick Roughsey The Rainbow Serpent Collins

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[4] John Blight Selected Poems 1939–1975 Nelson

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 1976 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 1976 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

  • 22 August – Ella McFadyen, poet (born 1887)
  • 15 October – James McAuley, poet (born 1917)
  • 23 October – Ian Mudie, poet (born 1911)

See also[edit]

References[edit]