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George Elliott Clarke : Awards and Honours


  • 1981, First Prize—Poetry—Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia provincial competition;
  • 1991, Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry—Ottawa Independent Writers—awarded to Whylah Falls as best book of poetry published by an Ottawa—based poet;
  • 1993, Invitee—World Poetry Festival, Harbourfront Reading Series, Toronto;
  • 1997, $12,000 Canada Council Arts Grant "B"—awarded for manuscript of Beatrice Chancy;
  • 1998, Portia White Prize—Nova Scotia Arts Council—$25,000 award for artistic excellence;
  • 1998, Bellagio Center Fellowship—Rockefeller Foundation of New York—a one-month residency at the Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, awarded to allow the completion of the manuscript of Beatrice Chancy;
  • 1999, Honorary Doctor of Laws degree—Dalhousie University;
  • 1999, Alumni Achievement Award—University of Waterloo;
  • 2000, Honorary Doctor of Letters degree—University of New Brunswick;
  • 2000, Outstanding Screenwriter Award—Toronto Black Film & Video Network—awarded for One Heart Broken Into Song (CBC-TV, 1999);
  • 2001, Governor—General's Literary Award for Poetry—$15,000 award for selection of Execution Poems as best book of poetry published in English in Canada;
  • 2002, Invitee—18th Barcelona International Poetry Festival;
  • 2002, National Magazine Foundation Gold Award for Poetry—$1,500 award for selection of six poems published in Prairie Fire as best poetry published in any English—Canadian magazine in 2001;
  • 2003, Appointed by Her Excellency, The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Governor—General of Canada, to the Board of Directors of the Canada Council for the Arts;
  • 2003, Appointed E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto;
  • 2004, Martin Luther King, Jr. Award—Black Theatre Workshop of Montreal—awarded for achievement;
  • 2004, Estelle and Ludwig Jus Memorial Human Rights Award—University of Toronto Alumni Association;
  • 2005, Distinguished Teacher Award—Student Administrative Council, University of Toronto;
  • 2005, Honorary Doctor of Letters degree—University of Alberta;
  • 2005, Trudeau Foundation Trudeau Fellow Prize—$225,000 award to support artistic and scholarly work.

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