- Dialect Tales and Suwanee River Tales, facsimile reprint editions,
by Sherwood Bonner
(Books for Libraries Press).
- Geronimo Rex, a novel by Barry
- Brother Holyfield: A Novel,
by Jay Higginbotham
- Court Martial: A Black Man in
America, by John
F. Marszalek (Scribner).
- The Smell of Matches, poems by John
Stone (Louisiana State University Press).
- The Optimist's Daughter, a novel by Eudora
Welty (Random House).
- Captain Blackman, a novel by John
Alfred Williams (Doubleday).
- What the Negro Wants, contributor Richard
Wright, editors Hiroshi Nagase and Tsutomu Kanashiki (Kaitakusha).
Tennessee Williams's play Small Craft Warnings produced off-Broadway.
Premiere of the film Tomorrow, based on the short story by William Faulkner.
Willie Morris receives the Steck-Vaughn Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for Good Old oy: A Delta Boyhood.
Eudora Welty receives a Gold Medal for fiction writing from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
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