Autobiography of My Mother

Awards and honors

  • 1984 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for At the Bottom of the River
  • 1984 Shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for At the Bottom of the River 1984.[32]
  • 1985 Guggenheim Award for Fiction[33]
  • 1985 Finalist for the International Ritz Paris Hemingway Award for Annie John
  • 1997 Shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Friction for The Autobiography of My Mother[32]
  • 1997 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for The Autobiography of My Mother
  • 1999 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
  • 2000 Prix Femina Étranger for My Brother
  • 2004 American Academy of Arts and Letters[34]
  • 2009 American Academy of Arts and Sciences[34]
  • 2010 Center for Fiction's Clifton Fadiman Medal for Annie John[35]
  • 2011 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Tufts University
  • 2014 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for See Now Then[36]
  • 2015 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Brandeis University
  • Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.[37]

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