The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower,
Stephen E. Ambrose Prophets for a Day, poems by (Broadside Press).
Walker Alexander Rangoon, short stories by .
Barthelme Up to Our Steeples in Politics, by and Will
D. Campbell James Y. Holloway (Paulist Press).
Interstate, by (Doubleday).
Deal Christmas Night in the Quarters, by (Mississippi Historical Society).
Russell Let Not Your Hart, by (Wesleyan University Press).
Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, by , edited by Alfreda M. Duster (University of Chicago
Losing Battles, a novel by (Random House).
Welty A Flock of Guinea Hens Seen from a Car, a poem by (Albondocani Press).
Welty The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of by Richard
Alfred Williams The King God Didn't Save: Reflections on the Life and Death of Martin
Luther King, Jr., by (Coward).
Alfred Williams Dragon Counting, A Book of Plays, by (New Directions).
December 3: I Cant Imagine Tomorrow and Talk to Me Like
the Rain and Let Me Listen, by , were televised together under the title Tennessee
Williams Dragon Country
by New York Television Theatre.
his first comedy album, Jerry Clower Jerry Clower from Yazoo City, Mississippi Talkin,
through MCA Records.
an Edward McDowell Medal, a Christopher Book Award for Eudora Welty One Time, One Place:
Mississippi in the Depression; A Snapshot, and was nominated for a National
Book Award for Losing Battles.
Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938, by (Penguin).
E. Ambrose Constructing Classroom Tests in Music, by (Whitehall).
E. Bailey War and War, a novel by .
Barthelme Archaeological Survey in the Tombigbee River Drainage Area, May- June,
1970, by Samuel O. McGahey; edited by and Elbert Hilliard (Mississippi Department of Archives and
Capers A Neo-Socratic Dialogue on the Reluctant Empire, by (Outlaw Press).
Deal Tomorrows Tomorrow: The Black Woman, by (Doubleday).
A. Ladner Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood, by (Harper).
Morris Yazoo: Integration in a Deep-Southern Town, by (Harper).
Morris Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a , a novel by
Time Near the End of the World (Farrar, Straus)
Percy One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression; A Snapshot Album,
illustrated with photographs by (Random House).
Welty The Wintering, by (Harcourt, Brace, & World)
Williams The Man Who Lived Underground, a novella by (Aubier-Flammarion). Richard
elected to University of Michigan Society of Fellows (through 1974)
Dialect Tales and Suwanee River Tales, facsimile reprint editions,
(Books for Libraries Press).
Sherwood Bonner Geronimo Rex, a novel by (Viking). Barry
Brother Holyfield: A Novel,
(Thomas-Hull). Jay Higginbotham Court Martial: A Black Man in
America, by (Scribner). John
The Smell of Matches, poems by (Louisiana State University Press).
Stone The Optimist's Daughter, a novel by (Random House).
Welty Captain Blackman, a novel by (Doubleday).
Alfred Williams What the Negro Wants, contributor , editors Hiroshi Nagase and Tsutomu Kanashiki (Kaitakusha).
play Tennessee Williams's Small Craft Warnings produced off-Broadway.
Premiere of the film Tomorrow, based on the short story by .
receives the Steck-Vaughn Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for Willie Morris Good Old oy: A Delta Boyhood.
receives a Gold Medal for fiction writing from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
October Journey, poems by (Broadside Press).
Walker Alexander General Ike: Abeline to Berlin, by (Harper & Row).
E. Ambrose The Winner, by (Doubleday).
Deal Apostles of Light, by (Houghton).
Douglas Flags in the Dust, a novel by ; edited by Douglas Day. Previously published in William
in a cut version as Sartoris (Random House).
Nightwatchmen, a novel by (Viking).
Hannah The Death of White Sociology, edited by (Random House).
A. Ladner The Last of the Southern Girls, a novel by (Knopf).
Morris Forever Island, by (Norton).
D. Smith Flashbacks: A Twenty-Year Diary of Article Writing, by (Doubleday).
Alfred Williams Small Craft Warnings, a play by (Secker & Warburg). Tennessee
first play, Beth Henley's Am I Blue, produced in Dallas at Southern Methodist University's Margo Jones Theatre.
play Tennessee Williams's Out Cry produced on Broadway.
receives a Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Eudora Welty The Optimist's Daughter.
A Poetic Equation: Conversations
Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker, by (Howard University). Margaret
...The Other Room, by
The Civil War: A Narrative.
Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox, history by (Random House). Shelby
A Voyage to Dauphin
Island in 1720: The Journal of Bertet de la Clue, translated by (Colonial Books). Jay
by (Wesleyan University
Press). James Seay
The First Horsemen,
(Time-Life). Frank Trippett
Eight Moral Ladies
Possessed, fiction by (New Directions). Tennessee
receives the Council on Interracial Books for Children Award
for her book Mildred
D. Taylor Song of the Trees, which will be published by Dial Books
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors,
Stephen E. Ambrose Ain't God Good!, by (Word Books)
Clower Black Sunday, by
Harris Mr. Death: Four Stories, by (Harper & Row).
Moody The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is,
and What One Has to Do with the Other, nonfiction by (Farrar, Straus).
Percy Song of the Trees, by (Dial). Mildred
Child Ellen, by (Prentice-Hall). Frank
Mothersill and the Foxes,
a novel by
(Doubleday). John Alfred Williams Minorities in the City, by
John Alfred Williams Memoirs, by (Doubleday).
Williams Moise and the World of Reason, fiction by (Simon & Schuster).
Williams A Southern Album: Recollections of Some People and Places and Times
Gone By, by with Irwin Glusker (Oxmoor).
Morris A Niggered Amen: Poems, by (Solo Press).
Zu-Bolton II Synergy D.C. Anthology, edited
and Ahmos Zu-Bolton II E. Ethelbert Miller (Energy BlackSouth Press).
play Tennessee Williams's The Red Devil Battery Sign produced in Boston.
dies in Mobile, Alabama. He is buried in Oxford, Mississippi.
Murry C. Falkner
play Tennessee Williams's This Is (An Entertainment) produced in San Francisco.
Brother to a Dragonfly, by (Seabury Press).
D. Campbell Legend of the Bluegrass, by (under the pseudonym "Leigh Borden") (Doubleday).
Deal Selected Letters of , edited by Joseph Blotner (Random House).
Faulkner Mayday, a story by (University of Notre Dame Press).
Faulkner Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak, a memoir by
(The Society for the Study of Traditional Culture). Malcolm Franklin
Old Mobile: Fort
Louis de la Louisiane, 1702-1711, by (Museum of the City of Mobile). Jay
Mixed Families: Adopting Across
Racial Boundaries, by (Doubleday). Joyce
A. Ladner A Black Businessman in White Mississippi,
1866-1974 , by
F. Marszalek 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 (Drake). Linda Peavy
Lancelot, a novel by (Farrar, Straus).
Percy Androgyne, Mon Amour, poetry by (New Directions).
Williams Letters to Donald Windham, by (Holt, Rinehart).
Williams American Hunger, autobiography by (Harper). Richard
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.
Lewis Nordan receives the Newberry Award from the American Library Association
for her book Mildred
D. Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976).
newspaper column “Scenes from the Beach” was published in the Biloxi,
Mississippi, George Thatcher Sun-Herald newspaper.
play Tennessee Williams Vieux Carre produced on Broadway.
novel Thomas Harris Black Sunday adapted for film by director John Frankenheimer (Paramount).
January 30: dies. He is buried in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford,
in the same burial plot as his mother and step-father, Malcolm
Let the Hammer Down!, by
Adventure, by (Doubleday). Borden
September, September, a
(Random House). Shelby Foote
Airships, short stories
The Muppet Show Book, by
(Abrams). Jim Henson
James Jones: A Friendship,
Willie Morris Canyon Cookery: A
Gathering of Recipes and Recollections from Montanas Scenic Bridger
(Artcraft). Linda Peavy
Angel City, by (Valkyrie Press). Patrick
The Eye of the Story, essays
and reviews by
(Random House). Eudora Welty
The , edited by Ellen Wright and Michel Fabre (Harper). Richard
Wright Reader Where I Live, by (New Directions). Tennessee
is co-winner of the Great American Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky, for her play Beth Henley Crimes of the Heart.
receives a National Endowment for the Arts grant for 1978-79.
Eudora Welty's The Robber Bridegroom adapted as a musical and produced on Broadway.
The Rock Cried Out, by (Harcourt).
Douglas Uncollected Stories, by , edited by Joseph Blotner (Random House).
Faulkner The Land Surveyors Daughter: Poems, by (Lost Roads).
Gilchrist Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky,
and Robert W. Hamblin Louis Daniel Brodsky (University Press of Virginia).
William Faulkner: A Perspective from the Brodsky Collection, by and Robert
W. Hamblin Louis Daniel Brodsky (Southeast Missouri State
The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866 ,
(Louisiana State University Press). John F. Marszalek The Working Mother's Complete Handbook, by (Dutton).
Norris The Literary Manuscripts of Harold Frederic: A Catalogue, by (Garland).
Polk Privacy in Britain, by (Bucknell University Press).
F. Pratt, Jr. The Texas Anthology, edited by and Paul
Ruffin Gene Arnold Rister (Sam Houston State University
Allapattah, by (Manor Books). Patrick
The Two-Character Play, by
(New Directions). Tennessee Williams Vieux Carre, a play by (New Directions). Tennessee
The Life and Work of Richard
Wright , edited by David Ray and Robert M. Farnsworth (University
play Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart produced in Louisville, Kentucky, by Actors Theatre.
January 17: A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer by opens off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York.
It performs only 36 times.
receives a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for 1979-80.