Eudora Welty: Awards and Honors

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Eudora Welty: Awards and Honors


1920--Silver Badge, St. Nicholas Magazine, for a drawing "A Heading for August."

1925--Gold Badge, St. Nicholas Magazine, for a poem "In the Twilight."

1938--"Lily Daw and the Three Ladies" in The Best American Short Stories of 1938.

1939--"A Curtain of Green" in The Best American Short Stories of 1939.

1939--"Petrified Man" in Prize Stories 1939: The O. Henry A wards.

1940--"The Hitchhikers" in The Best American Short Stories of 1940.

1940--Bread Loaf Fellowship for the upcoming summer.

1941--Yaddo Writers' Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

1941--"A Worn Path" in Prize Stories 1941: The O. Henry Awards.

1942--Guggenheim Fellowship.

1942--"The Wide Net" in Prize Stories 1942: The O. Henry Awards, second place.

1943--"Asphodel" in The Best American Short Stories of 1943.

1943--"Livvie Is Back" in Prize Stories 1943: The O. Henry Awards, first place.

1944--American Academy of Arts and Letters, $1000 prize.

1946--"A Sketching Trip" in Prize Stories 1946: The O. Henry Awards.

1947--"The Whole World Knows" in Prize Stories 1947: The O. Henry A wards.

1949--Guggenheim fellowship renewal.

1951--"The Burning" in Prize Stories 1951: The O. Henry Awards, second place.

1952--Election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1954--Honorary LL.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

1955--Howells Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for The Ponder Heart.

1956--Honorary LL.D. from Smith College.

1957--"A Flock of Guinea Hens Seen from a Car" in Best Poems of 1957.

1958--Honorary Consultant to Library of Congress.

1958--Lucy Donnelley Fellowship Award from Bryn Mawr College.

1960--Ford Foundation grant for two seasons of observation and study at New York's Phoenix Theatre.

1962--Henry Bellamann Memorial Foundation for Contribution to American Letters. The award of $1,000 was presented at Mississippi College, Clinton.

1966--Creative Arts Medal for Fiction from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

1968--"The Demonstrators" in Prize Stories 1968: The O. Henry Awards, first place.

1968--"The Demonstrators" in Prize Stories 1968: The O. Henry A wards, first place.

1970--Edward MacDowell Medal.

1971--Doctor of Letters degree from the University of the South.

1972--Election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

1972--Gold Medal for Fiction of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1973--Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Optimist's Daughter.

1975--Honorary Degree from Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA.

1975--Honorary Degree from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.

1977--Honorary Degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

1979--Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

1979--National Medal for Literature for 1979 from the American Book Award. …

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