Awards and Honours
July 2011 "Comox Valley Walk of Achievement."
After the induction ceremony in the
Sid Williams Theatre, friends, relatives, city officials, and an RCMP honour guard
walked up the main street of Courtenay to "unveil" the plaque in the sidewalk in
front of The Laughing Oyster Book Store.
Read the story in the Comox Valley Record
Larger view of plaque
2011 The Master of Happy Endings winner of the Victoria Butler Book Prize
2011 The Master of Happy Endings shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Canada and the Caribbean
2011 The Master of Happy Endings shortlisted for the BC Book Prize (fiction)
2011 The Master of Happy Endings: Monday Magazine's "M" award for favourite fiction book by a Victoria
2009-2010 Member of the Order of Canada - "For his contributions to Canadian literature as a writer whose work celebrates the people and landscape of Vancouver Island, and for his leadership as a teacher and mentor to many."
Citation read at Order of Canada Ceremony
September 3, 2010:
"Jack Hodgins, C.M.
Victoria, British Columbia
In Jack Hodgins' fiction, the people and places of Vancouver Island come
alive, often in the midst of mysterious and magical forces. He is an
acclaimed writer, admired for his structural and linguistic adventurousness.
His work, known throughout the world, has garnered numberous honours,
including the Governor General Literary Award for ficiton and the
Commonwealth Literature Prize. He has also had tremendous influence as a
teacher and mentor, and has shared his expertise in A Passion for Narrative,
a highly regarded guide to writing fiction."
2006 "Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence"
2006 Terasen Lifetime Achievement Award "for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia"
2004 Honorary D.Litt, University of Victoria
2004 Distance: short-listed for the inaugural City of Victoria book award
2004 Distance: long-listed for the IMPAC/Dublin Award
2000 Broken Ground: the Torgi Talking Book of the Year
2000 Broken Ground: long-listed for the IMPAC/Dublin Award
2000 Broken Ground: the Ethel Wilson Prize for fiction in British Columbia
1999 Broken Ground: The Drummer General Award (Different Drummer Bookstore)
1999 Broken Ground: jury choice as "best novel of the year" in Quill and Quire
1999 Broken Ground: in Globe and Mail "top ten"
1999 Elected to the Royal Society of Canada
1998 Honorary D.Litt, Malaspina University-College
1996 "Finding Merville": (Comox Valley Record) first place in Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing.
1995 Honorary D.Litt, University of British Columbia
1988 The Honorary Patron: short listed for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour
1988 The Honorary Patron: the Commonwealth Literature Prize (Canada-Caribbean region)
1986 The Canada-Australia prize
1979 The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne: The Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
1978 The Invention of the World: short listed for the Books in Canada First Novel Award
1978 The Invention of the World: the Gibson's First Novel Award
1977 Spit Delaney's Island: short listed for the Governor General's Award
1977 Spit Delaney's Island: the Eaton's B.C. Book Award
1973 "After the Season": the President's Medal, University of Western Ontario