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[Books] Publications:
  • 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 Malcolm Franklin (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 Wright (Harper).

[Award] Richard Ford awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1977-78.

[Award] Lewis Nordan receives the John Gould Fletcher Award for fiction from the University of Arkansas for his short story “Rat Song.”

[Award] Mildred D. Taylor receives the Newberry Award from the American Library Association for her book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976).

[News] The first of George Thatcher’s newspaper column “Scenes from the Beach” was published in the Biloxi, Mississippi, Sun-Herald newspaper.

[Stage Play] Tennessee Williams play Vieux Carre produced on Broadway.

[Film] Thomas Harris novel Black Sunday adapted for film by director John Frankenheimer (Paramount).

[Death] January 30: Malcolm Franklin dies. He is buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford, in the same burial plot as his mother and step-father, William Faulkner.
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