Updated: April 19,h 2008

Writer, Iranslator, Professor Emeritus of English and Film. University of Toronto

Guggenheim Fellow

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, Statě University of New York at Binghamton 1986

Doctor scientiae artium honoris causa, Masaryk University, Brno 1991

Doctor of Laws honoris causa, The University of Calgary, 1992

Doctor of Letters honoris causa, University of Toronto, 1992

Doctor Litterarium, McMaster University, Hamilton 1993

Awarded Order of the White Lion by the President of Czechoslovakia Václav Havel, 1990

Appointed Member of the Order of Canada, 1992

Certificate of Recognition of his and his wife Zdena Salivarova’s lifelong dedication to the 

Cause of freedom and democracy, presented by the PrimeMinister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, 2008

Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, République Francaise, 1996

Recipient of the Ontario Bicentennial Medal

Recipient of the T.G.Masaryk Honorary Medal, 1998

František Martin Pelcl Medal, Rychnov n/K, 1990

The Palacký University Medal, Olomouc, 1990

Laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literatuře, 1980

Governor GeneraPs Literary Award for Best Fiction, 1984

Czech Republic’s State Prize for Literatuře, 1999

Prize of the Comenius Pangea Foundation „For Improvement of Human Affairs“, 2001

Jaroslav Seifert Prize for Fiction, 2004

Gratias Agit,for promoting the good name of Czech Republic abroad, 2006

Echoing Green Foundation Literary Prize, New York, 1990

Silver Award 1981 for Best Fiction published in Canadian Magazínes, 1980

City of Toronto Award for the Best Book of 1984

Author’s Award of the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters 1988

Artur Ellis Award for Best Crime Fiction (short story), 1989

Karel Poláček Prize for Humane Humour, 1998

Special Award of the Prague Science Fiction Academy, 1999

Toronto Arts Award, 1999

Honorary Citizen of the Capital City of Prague, 1990

Honorary Citizen of the Town of Náchod, 1990

Honoráry Member of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science in America, 1988

Honorary Member of the Kafka and Prague Society, 1990

Fellow of the World Academy of Rusyn Culture

Writer-in-Residence, University of Toronto, 1970-71

Writer-in-Residence, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1984

Writer-in-Residence, The University of British Columbia, 1984

Writer-in-Residence, Amherst College, 1985-6

Fellow of the Australian National University, Canberra, 1990

Member of the Board of Directors, Toronto Arts Council, 1984-5

Honoráry Chairman, The Miloš Havel Foundation, Barrandov Studios.Inc,

Prague Honorary Chairman,

The Egon Hostovský Literary Prize