Honors & Awards

Guggenheim Fellowship 1976
Civitella Ranieri Artist’s Fellowship 2006
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award 2004
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship 1998 and 2004 
Berlin Prize Fellowship 2000
ACLS Senior Fellowship 1992
Rhode Island State Arts Council Fellowships 1989, 1997, and 2006
Rockefeller Foundation Artist’s Fellowship Residency at Bellagio 1989
NEH Fellowship Institute for Literary Translation 1988
ACLS Fellowship IREX Exchange to the Soviet Union 1976
Other fellowships 1968-present: American Academy in Rome (Visiting Artist), Macdowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Bread Loaf, Huntington Library, NSF, University of Wisconsin Humanities Institute, Princeton University (Dodds Fellowship for Distinguished Work)
Listed in Who’s Who in America, World’s Who’s Who of Women, International Authors & Writers Who’s Who, Contemporary Authors
Member of PEN American Center

Literary Prizes

O. Henry Prize Stories 2003
Goodheart Prize 2003
Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Prize 2002
Berlin Prize in Literature 2000
100 Distinguished Stories of the Year, Best American Short Stories 1994, 2000, and 2007
Iowa Short Fiction Award 1993
PEN Syndicated Fiction Award 1991
Judith Siegel Pearson Award 1991
Pushcart Prize Special Mention 1998
Chris O’Malley Fiction Prize, Madison Review 1987
Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Awards 1987
Raymond Carver Prize 1986