1976 in Australian literature

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  • 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]