Authors

Awards

National Book Award for Steps (1969)

Award in Literature, National Institute of Arts and Letters and American Academy of Arts and Letters (1970)

President of the American Chapter of P.E.N. Re-elected 1974, serving maximum 2 terms allowed (1973-75)

B’rith Shalom Humanitarian Freedom Award (1974)

American Civil Liberties Union First Amendment Award (1977)

Writers Guild of America, East Best Screenplay Award for Being There with award winning screenwriter Robert C. Jones (1979)

Polonia Media Perspectives Achievement Award (1980)

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Screenplay of the Year Award for Being There (1981)

International House Harry Edmonds Life Achievement Award

Received Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Hebrew Letters from Spertus College of Judaica

Received Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Humane Letters from Albion College, Michigan (1988)

Received Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Humane Letters from State University of New York at Potsdam (1989)