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[Books] Publications:
  • Walk through the Valley, by Borden Deal (Scribner)
  • Faulkner at Nagano, speeches and interviews by William Faulkner, edited by Robert A. Jelliffe (Kenkyusha Ltd.).
  • Baby Doll: The Script of the Film, by Tennessee Williams (New American Library).
  • The Color Curtain, nonfiction by Richard Wright (World).
  • In the Winter of Cities, poetry by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference, by Richard Wright (World).
  • Best Plays by Chekhov: The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, the Three Sisters, the Cherry Orchard, translation by Stark Young (Random House)

[News] December 16: James Meredith married Mary June Wiggins.

[Stage Play] Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart is adapted for the stage and produced on Broadway.

[Film] Premiere of the film Baby Doll, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

[Award] Willie Morris receives a Rhodes Scholarship.
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