Awards

The P.E.N. International Award (USA) for Nuclear Cycle 1986
The American Library Association Award (USA), 1982
Arvon Foundation Petry Award. UK, 1980
Senior Writer’s Fellowship, Australian Literature Board, 1985
Senior Writer’s Fellowship, Australian Literature Board, 1986
Senior Writer’s Fellowship, Australian Literature Board, 1989
Emeritus Award for outstanding contribution to Australian Literature, 1997
Translation Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 1999

Other Awards
State of Victoria Short Story Award, 1969
State of Victoria Short Story Award, 1970
Maryborough Festival Short Story Award, 1973
Maryborough Festival Short Story Award, 1974
The Good Neighbour Council of Victoria Award for Fiction and for Non Fiction, both 1975
Bunbury Arts Council Award for Short Fiction, 1976
Autumn Festival Geelong & District Award for Short Fiction, 1976
The Rosemary Sutherland Smith Memorial, Award for Short Story, NSW, 1976
Henry Lawson Short Story Award from the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1979
Judah Waten Short Story Award – Special Mention, 1987
Manly Bicentennial poetry Award, Commended, 1988
My Brother Jack Short Fiction Award, City of Glen Iris 1999
Resko Petrovic Award, CES, Belgrade, 2005