Awards & Recognitions


William Faulkner Foundation Award, 1969
(WHAT I’M GOING TO DO, I THINK)

American Library Association Notable Book, 1970
(WHAT I’M GOING TO DO, I THINK)

Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1971-72

National Book Awards, Finalist, Fiction, 1976
(BEYOND THE BEDROOM WALL)

National Book Critics Circle Award, Finalist, Fiction, 1976
(BEYOND THE BEDROOM WALL)

Friends of the American Writers Award, Fiction, 1976, BTBW

American Library Association, Notable Book, 1976, BTBW

Association of American Publishers, Distinguished Book of Five Years, presented to White House Library, 1978, BTBW

American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, Award in Fiction, New York, 1980

Cornerstone Best Book of the Year Award, Chicago, 1982
(POPPA JOHN)

LSU/Southern Review Award, work of Short Fiction, 1990
(NEUMILLER STORIES)

The Aga Khan Literary Prize, Paris Review, New York, 1990
(“Storms of Summer”)

The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, Virginia, 1991
(for a distinguished body of work)

The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, North Dakota’s highest honor, conferred by governor, Oct, 1992

Poet Laureate of North Dakota, by joint Senate and House Resolution, conferred by governor, 1995

The Medal of Merit, for “Distinction in the Art of the Short Story,” American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, 1995

Lannan Literary Fellowship, 2002

Lannan Studio Residency, Marfa, TX, 2003