- Brother to a Dragonfly, by Will
D. Campbell (Seabury Press).
- Legend of the Bluegrass, by Borden
Deal (under the pseudonym "Leigh Borden") (Doubleday).
- Selected Letters of William
Faulkner, edited by Joseph Blotner (Random House).
- Mayday, a story by William
Faulkner (University of Notre Dame Press).
- Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak, a memoir by
(The Society for the Study of Traditional Culture).
- Old Mobile: Fort
Louis de la Louisiane, 1702-1711, by Jay
Higginbotham (Museum of the City of Mobile).
- Mixed Families: Adopting Across
Racial Boundaries, by Joyce
A. Ladner (Doubleday).
- A Black Businessman in White Mississippi,
1866-1974 , by John
F. Marszalek and Sadye Wier (University Press of Mississippi).
- Have a Healthy Baby: Doctor Recommended
Nutritional Guide & Menus for Before, During and After Your Baby Is Born,
by Linda Peavy (Drake).
- Lancelot, a novel by Walker
Percy (Farrar, Straus).
- Androgyne, Mon Amour, poetry by Tennessee
Williams (New Directions).
- Letters to Donald Windham, by Tennessee
Williams (Holt, Rinehart).
- American Hunger, autobiography by Richard
Richard Ford awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1977-78.
receives the John Gould Fletcher Award for fiction from the University of Arkansas
for his short story Rat Song.
D. Taylor receives the Newberry Award from the American Library Association
for her book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976).
of George Thatchers
newspaper column “Scenes from the Beach” was published in the Biloxi,
Mississippi, Sun-Herald newspaper.
play Vieux Carre produced on Broadway.
novel Black Sunday adapted for film by director John Frankenheimer (Paramount).
January 30: Malcolm
Franklin dies. He is buried in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford,
in the same burial plot as his mother and step-father, William
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