• 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.