John Jakes

Awards and Honors

  • 1976 – LL.D., Wright State University
  • 1977 – Litt.D., DePauw University
  • 1977 – Porgie Award for best books in a series
  • 1978 – Ohioana Book Award for fiction, for “American Bicentennial” series
  • 1983 – Friends of the Rochester Library Literary Award
  • 1995 – Citizen-Celebrity Award for library advocacy, White House Conference on Libraries
  • 1995 – Distinguished Alumni Award, Ohio State University, College of Humanities
  • 1995 – Western Heritage Literature Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • 1985 – D.H.L., Winthrop College
  • 1993 – D.H.L., University of South Carolina
  • 1996 – D.H.L., Ohio State University
  • 1996 – South Carolina Academy of Authors
  • 1997 – Professional Achievement Award, Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • 1998 – Career Achievement Award, South Carolina Humanities Association
  • 2002 – Medal of the Thomas Cooper Society, University of South Carolina

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