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Awards

Honours and Prizes
1955 Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
1966 Awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
1970 Honorary doctorate University of Sussex
1974 Honorary doctorate University of Kent
1979 Darkness Visible wins the James Tait Black Memorial Prize
1980 Rites of Passage wins the Booker McConnell Prize
1981 Honorary doctorate University of Warwick
1983 The Nobel Prize for Literature. Honorary doctorates University of Oxford and
The Sorbonne (University of Paris)
1984 Companion of Literature. Honorary doctorate University of Bristol
1988 Knighted by The Queen
1992 Honorary doctorate University of Oviedo (Spain)