1961 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1961.

For an overview of world literature see 1961 in literature.

See also: 1960 in Australian literature, 1961 in Australia, 1962 in Australian literature.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

Major publications

Books

Short stories

Children's and Young Adult fiction

Poetry

Biography

  • Frank HardyThe Hard Way : The Story Behind Power Without Glory

Drama

Awards and honours

Literary

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Not awarded
Miles Franklin Award[1] Patrick White Riders in the Chariot Eyre & Spottiswoode

Children and Young Adult

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[2] Nan Chauncy, illustrated by Brian Wildsmith Tangara Oxford University Press
Picture Book No award

Poetry

Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[3] Thomas Shapcott Time on Fire Jacaranda Press

Births

A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1961 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.

Unknown date

Deaths

A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1961 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Judges' Warm Praise of Award Winner". The Canberra Times, 21 April 1962. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Old Favourite Wins 'Book of the Year' Title", The Canberra Times, 8 July 1961, p14
  3. ^ "Reading by Ipswich Poet" The Canberra Time, 7 June 1968, p14
1960 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1960.

For an overview of world literature see 1960 in literature.

See also:

1959 in Australian literature,

1960 in Australia,

1961 in Australian literature.

1962 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1962.

For an overview of world literature see 1962 in literature.

See also:

1961 in Australian literature,

1962 in Australia,

1963 in Australian literature.

Daughter of Silence

Daughter of Silence (1961) is a crime novel by Australian author Morris West.

Heatwave in Berlin

Heatwave in Berlin (1961) is a novel by Australian writer Dymphna Cusack.

List of years in Australian literature

This page gives a chronological list of years in Australian literature (descending order), with notable publications and events listed with their respective years. The time covered in individual years covers the period of European settlement of the country.

See Table of years in literature for an overview of all "year in literature" pages.

Rafferty Rides a Winner

Rafferty Rides a Winner (1961) is a novel for children by Australian author Joan Woodberry, illustrated by the author. It was joint winner of the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1962.

The Dyehouse

The Dyehouse (1961) is the debut novel by Australian writer Mena Calthorpe.

The Last Exile

The Last Exile (1961) is an historical novel by Australian writer James Aldridge.

The Racketty Street Gang

The Racketty Street Gang (1961) is a novel for children by Australian author L. H. Evers. It was joint winner of the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1962.

The Rim of Space

The Rim of Space (1961) is the debut science fiction novel by Australian author A. Bertram Chandler. The novel forms a part of the author's "Rim Worlds" series of stories.

The Tilted Cross

The Tilted Cross (1961) is a novel by Australian author Hal Porter.

Time on Fire

Time on Fire (1961) is the debut collection of poems by Australian poet Thomas Shapcott. It won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry in 1961.The collection includes 61 poems by the author that are reprinted from various sources, although some are published here for the first time.

Wake in Fright (novel)

Wake in Fright (1961) is the debut novel by Australian author Kenneth Cook.

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