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Awards and Honours

  • Winner of the 1959 Governor General's Award for poetry for A Red Carpet for the Sun.
  • Winner of the University of Western Ontario President's Medal (poetry) for "Keine Lazarovitch 1870-1959."
  • Honourary Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) from Bishops' University 1970.
  • Honourary Doctor of Litterature (D.Litt.) from Concordia University, 1976.
  • Elected to Officer in the Order of Canada, 1976.
  • Winner of a Life Achievement Award from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1979.
  • Honourary Doctor of Litterature (D.Litt.) from York University, 1979.
  • Nominated for a Nobel prize for literature in 1982.
  • Nominated for a Nobel prize for literature in 1983.

Irving Layton's works copyright © to the author.


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