This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
May 22 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, dies at Lemmons, the home of novelists Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard on the northern edge of London, which he has been sharing with his wife and son, actors  Jill Balcon and Daniel Day-Lewis, and at weekends Kingsley's writer son Martin Amis, amongst others.
June 4 – Poet Joseph Brodsky is expelled from the Soviet Union. 
October 6– 7 – New Staatstheater Darmstadt opened.
October 8 – The play is premièred at the Sizwe Bansi is Dead Space Theatre (Cape Town) in South Africa before a multiracial audience. Playwright Athol Fugard directs with co-writers John Kani and Winston Ntshona in the lead roles.
October 10 – Sir John Betjeman is appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, the first knight ever to be appointed to the post.  "The three Marias",
Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Velho da Costa, publish ( New Portuguese Letters Novas Cartas Portuguesas), a collection of letters, essays, poems, fragments, puzzles and excerpts from legal documents, in Lisbon as a challenge to the country's dictatorship. It is immediately successful in Portugal and acclaimed as a masterpiece Estado Novo but quickly prohibited by censors    and described as "pornographic and an offense to public morals",  and the three authors are arrested and imprisoned, charged with "abuse of the freedom of the press" and "outrage to public decency".    Only after the "  Carnation Revolution" of 1974 is their trial terminated and the authors pardoned, with the judge declaring the book "of outstanding literary merit".  The Somali Latin alphabet is introduced. New books Edit
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January 1 – Eberhard Wolfgang Möller, German playwright and poet (born 1906)
January 7 – John Berryman, American poet (suicide, born 1914)
February 2 – Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer and patron (born 1876)
February 15 – Edgar Snow, American political writer (cancer, born 1905)
March 4 – Richard Church, English poet and novelist (born 1893 
March 9 – Violet Trefusis, English writer (born 1894)
March 11 – Fredric Brown, American genre novelist (born 1906
March 14 – Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Italian publisher (born 1926)
April 10 – Laurence Manning, Canadian science fiction author (born 1899)
May 22 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish-born Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and (as Nicholas Blake) novelist (born 1904)
June 24 – R. F. Delderfield, English novelist and playwright (born 1912)
August 2 – Helen Hoyt (Helen Lyman), American poet (born 1887)
August 17 – Alexander Vampilov, Russian dramatist (drowned fishing, born 1937)
August 22 – Ernestine Hill, Australian travel writer (born 1899)
September 21 – Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist and dramatist (born 1895)
September 27 – S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician and librarian (born 1892)
November 1 – Ezra Pound, American poet (born 1885)
November 29 – Victor Bridges (Victor George de Freyne), English genre novelist, playwright and poet (born 1878)
December 10 – Mark Van Doren, American poet, writer and critic (born 1894)
December 13 – L. P. Hartley, English novelist (born 1895)
December 23 – Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born American theologian and rabbi (born 1907) Unknown date
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Booker Prize: John Berger, G.
Carnegie Medal for children's literature: Richard Adams, Watership Down
Cholmondeley Award: Molly Holden, Tom Raworth, Patricia Whittaker
Eric Gregory Award: Tony Curtis, Richard Berengarten, Brian Oxley, Andrew Greig, Robin Lee, Paul Muldoon 
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: John Berger, G James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Quentin Bell, Virginia Woolf
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