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Awards and Honours

2011
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award
2004
Officer of the Order of Canada
2003
Recipient of the University of Alberta Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award
2002
Distinguished Visiting Writer, Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program, Faculty of Humanities, University of Calgary, January 9 to April 10
2001
Nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, for The Hornbooks of Rita K
1997
“A Likely Story: The Writing of Robert Kroetsch,” A Symposium in Honour of Robert Kroetsch. St. Jerome’s College, University of Waterloo, 12-14 June
1997
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, University of Alberta
1995
Distinguished Achievement Award, Western Literature Association (the first Canadian to receive this award)
1994
“The Robert Kroetsch Symposium,” Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg / Niederbronn-les-Bains, France, 9-12 May
1993
Nominated for the McNally Robinson Award for Manitoba Book of the Year 1992, for The Puppeteer
Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award (Canada and the Caribbean Region), for The Puppeteer
1986-88
Killam Award
1986
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
1985
Silver Award for Poetry, National Magazine Awards, for “Delphi: A Commentary”
Distinguished Professorship, University of Manitoba
1983
Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Winnipeg
1969
The Governor General’s Award for Fiction for The Studhorse Man
1966
Fellow, The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf, Vermont, August
1959-61
University Fellowship, University of Iowa