The Flowers

Selected awards and honors

  • Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship (1967)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1983) for The Color Purple[3]
  • National Book Award for Fiction (1983) for The Color Purple[2][a]
  • O. Henry Award for "Kindred Spirits" (1985)
  • Honorary degree from the California Institute of the Arts (1995)
  • American Humanist Association named her as "Humanist of the Year" (1997)
  • Lillian Smith Award from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Rosenthal Award from the National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, the Merrill Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Front Page Award for Best Magazine Criticism from the Newswoman's Club of New York
  • Induction into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame (2001)[66]
  • Induction into the California Hall of Fame in The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts (2006)
  • Domestic Human Rights Award from Global Exchange (2007)
  • The LennonOno Grant for Peace (2010)

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