Winner2016 American Philosophical Society Member
An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country’s first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.

Winner2015 A.J. Liebling Award for Outstanding Boxing Writing
 …it is her occasional forays into boxing, most notably her critically acclaimed 1987 collection of essays, On Boxing, which have made her a lightning rod for both praise and criticism from an insulated, mostly male group that prefers to see only that which is good about the most primal of athletic endeavors.

WinnerBarnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, 2014
Established in 1996, the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards celebrate authors who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community. Nominations are solicited from past winners, other prominent writers, members of the publishing community, and Poets & Writers’ Board and staff. These nominations are reviewed and winners selected by a committee comprised of current and past members of the Board of Directors. Title of the award has been given to Barnes & Noble in appreciation of their extraordinary support of Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers is pleased to recognize Joyce Carol Oates’s dedication to promoting emerging writers, through the Ontario Review and Ontario Review Press, which she founded with her late husband Raymond J. Smith, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, for which she served as a founding editor.

Winner2012 PEN Center USA Award for Lifetime Achievement

Winner2012 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Winner2012 Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities (Princeton University)

Winner2012 Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix

Winner2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame

Winner2012 New York State Writers Hall of Fame

Winner2012 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Winner2010 National Humanities Medal

Winner2010 Fernanda Pivano Award for American Literature

Winner2009 National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner2009 Syracuse University George Arents Award for Excellence in Letters

Winner2009 National Arts Club Medal of Honor in Literature

2009 Man Booker International Prize: shortlistNomination, long-list, short-list finalist

Winner2008 Mary McCarthy Award
Given by Bard College in recognition of engagement in the public sphere by an intellectual, artist, or writer.

Winner2007 Humanist of the Year Award, American Humanist Association

Winner2006 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Winner2005 Thomas Cooper Medal for Distinction in the Arts & Sciences, University of South Carolina

Winner2004 Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts

Winner2003 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement

Winner2003 Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service (Literature)

Winner2002 Carl Sandburg Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement

Winner2002 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

Winner1998 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature
Administered by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

Winner1996 PEN / Malamud Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Short Story

Winner1994 Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement

Winner1990 Bobst Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fiction

Winner1990 Alan Swallow Award for fiction

Winner1990 Rhea Award for the short story

Winner1988 St. Louis Literary Award

Winner1978 American Academy of Arts and Letters member

Winner1975 Lotos Club Award of Merit

Winner1967 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
Provides grants for men and women of high intellectual and personal qualifications who have already demonstrated unusual capacity for productive scholarship or unusual ability in the fine arts.

Winner1966, 1968 National Endowment for the Arts grants

Honorary Degrees

Winner2011 Honorary Degree from University of Pennsylvania: Doctor of Humane Letters

Winner2010 Honorary Doctorate from Bloomfield College

Winner2007 Honorary Degree from Brandeis University

Winner2006 Honorary Degree from Mount Holyoke College: Doctor of Humane Letters

Winner2006 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters, Bucknell University

Winner2000 Honorary Degree from Syracuse University: Doctor of Letters

Winner2000 Honorary Doctorate Degree from Northwestern University

Winner1999 Honorary Degree from Lawrence University: Doctor of Letters

Winner1997 Honorary Degree from Rutgers University: Doctor of Humane Letters

Winner1996 Honorary Doctorate from Ursinus College

Winner1993 Honorary Doctorate from Bethany College

Winner1992 Honorary Degree from the University of Michigan: Doctor of Humane Letters

Winner1990 Honorary Degree from Trenton State College

Winner1985 Honorary Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison: Doctor of Letters

Full Lists of Awards & Honors:

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