George Steiner - Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

George Steiner has received many honors, including:

  • A Rhodes Scholarship (1950)
  • A Guggenheim Fellowship (1971–72)
  • Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French Government (1984)
  • The Morton Dauwen Zaubel Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters (1989)
  • The King Albert Medal by the Belgian Academy Council of Applied Sciences
  • An honorary fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford (1995)
  • The Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award by Stanford University (1998)
  • The Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities (2001)
  • Fellowship of the British Academy
  • Honorary Doctorate of Literature degrees from:
    • University of East Anglia (1976)
    • University of Leuven (1980)
    • Mount Holyoke College (1983)
    • Bristol University (1989)
    • University of Glasgow (1990)
    • University of Liège (1990)
    • University of Ulster (1993)
    • Durham University (1995)
    • Queen Mary, University of London (2006)
    • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (2006)
    • Honoris Causa - Faculty of Letters - University of Lisbon (2009)

He has also won numerous awards for his fiction and poetry, including:

  • Remembrance Award (1974) for Language and Silence: Essays 1958-1966.
  • PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award (1992) for Proofs and Three Parables.
  • PEN/Macmillan Fiction Prize (1993) for Proofs and Three Parables.
  • JQ Wingate Prize for Non-Fiction (joint winner with Louise Kehoe and Silvia Rodgers) (1997) for No Passion Spent.

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