1965 Holon Municipal Prize for Literature, Israel (for Where the Jackals Howl).
1966 Graduates Hebrew University with Honorers.
1976 Brenner Prize for Literature, Israel (for The Hill of Evil Counsel).
1978 Ze'ev Award for Children's Literature, Israel (for Sumchi).
1978 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Children's Literature, Denmark (for Sumchi).
1983 Bernstein Prize for Literature, Israel (for A Perfect Peace).
1984 Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic .
1985 Writer of the Year, awarded by the Lotos Club, New York.
1986 Bialik Prize for Literature, Israel.
1988 Prix Femina, for best foreign novel appearing in France (for Black Box).
1988 Wingate Prize, London (for Black Box).
1988 Honorary Doctorate, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati OH and Jerusalem.
1988 Honorary Doctorate, Western New England College Springfield, MA.
1992 Honorary Doctorate Tel Aviv University.
1992 Peace Prize at Frankfurt International Book Fair, awarded by German Publishers'
and Booksellers' Association.
1993 Luchs Prize for Children's Literature, Bremen Germany (for Sumchi).
1993 Hamoré Prize for Children's Literature, France (for Soumchi).
1994 Maurice A. Stiller Prize for Literature, Baltimore Hebrew University, MD.
1997 Knight's Cross of the Legion D'Honneur of the Republic of France,
awarded by President Jacques Chirac.
1997 Blue Cobra Award, Switzerland (for Panther in the Basement).
1998 Honorary Doctorate, Brandeis University, MA.
1998 Israel Prize for Literature – Israel Jubilee Year.
1999 Elected Honorary Fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford England.
1999 My Michael selected by Bertelsmann international publishers' panel of judges
and readers' club as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th Century.
1999 My Michael selected as one of the five best foreign novels appearing in China.
2002 Freedom of Expression Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Authors' Union.
2002 International Medal of Tolerance, awarded by the polish Ecumenical Council.
2003 Wizo-France award for Israeli Literature (for The Same Sea).
2003 Preis Der Geschwister Korn-und-Gerstenmann-Stiftung (Germany).
2004 Prix “France Culture" for A Tale of Love and Darkness
2004 International "Ovidius Literary Prize", from Romania's writes union,
for his literary merit and his peace work.
2004 Catalonia International Prize (Shared with Sari Nusseibeh)
for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2004 International “Die Welt" Literary Award (Berlin) for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2004 International Prize for Autobiography "Viajes Con Cuaderno" (Spain).
2004 Sandro Onofri Literary Prize (Roma) for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2004 Lombardia Peace Prize (Milano).
2005 Bruno Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Vienna) for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2005 Nominated “Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters", French Republic.
2005 KORET Jewish Book Awards (USA) for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2005 Goethe Prize (Frankfurt) for lifetime literary and essayistic work,
with and emphasis on "A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2005 Wingate Prize, London for “A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2005 Nominated Honorary Member of the Hellenic author's Society (Greece).
2005 Professor Emeritus from Ben Gurion University (Beer-Sheva, Israel).
2006 Honorary Doctorate, the Jewish Theological Seminary.
2006 National Jewish Book Award from the Jewish Book Council
for "A Tale of Love and Darkness".
2006 Honorary Doctorate, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2006 SY Agnon Prize (Jerusalem) for "A Tale of Love and Darkness.
2006 Honorary Doctorate, Weitzman Institute (Rehovot).
2006 Prix Europa, (Berlin).
2006 Corine International Book Award (Germany).
2007 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2007 Ambrogino D'Oro Medal, awarded by the city of Milan.
2007 Nominated "Man of the Year by Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.
2007 Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy).
2007 Prince of Asturias Prize (Spain).
2007 The Cross of Honour of the Federal Republic of Germany.
2007 "Maggid" Award from the World Union of Progressive Judaism in Israel.
2007 Honorary citizenship of Pordenone (Italy)
2008 Stefan Heym Prize, City of Chemnitz, Germany.
2008 Dan David Prize (Tel Aviv University).
2008 Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp.
2008 Primo Levi Prize, Genova.
2008 Ulisses Prize, Genova.
2008 Heinrich Heine Prize, City of Dusseldorf Germany.
2008 Honorary Doctorate, Ben Gurion University (Beer-Sheva, Israel).
2009 Jonas Weiss Memorial Award (Sweden).
2002-2009 "A Tale of Love and Darkness" translated into 25 languages,
wins ten prizes in nine countries and sells over one million copies.
2010 Book fair prize, Budapest (for "Rhyming Life and Death")
2010 Honorary Fellow of the Israel Museum (May, 2010, Jerusalem).
2010 The Prix Mediterrannee award.
2010 The readers' Award in Torino Festival.
2010 Siegfried Unseld's award, Germany.
2010 Honorary Doctorate, Siena University of Foreigners
2010 The Readers Prize Of Torino Intl. Literary Festival
2010 Prix Mediterranee Etranger, France (for “scenes From A Village Life")
2010 Napoli Prize (for “Scenes From A Village Life")
2011 “The Same Sea" adapted for the stage (in Tel Aviv) and as an opera (Bari, Italy)
2011 Honorary Doctorate, Melbourne University
2012 Honorary Doctorate, Bucharest University
2012 Italy's Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa literary prize for “The Hill of Evil Counsel"
2002-2012 A Tale Of Love And Darkness translated into 29 languages,
wins 10 awards in 9 countries and sells over 1 million copies.
2013 Honorary Doctorate, Lodge University
2013 Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic, for his works that “appeal to readers
regardless of their origin, nationality and culture."
2013 Newman Prize for Literature by The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in recognition of
his continues literary work.