Honors & Awards

  • Fellowship in Creative Arts. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 04/05/2016
  • Utah Book Awards, Adult Fiction Winner for In This Light: New & Selected Stories. Utah Humanities Council, Salt Lake City Library, and Utah Arts and Museums, 10/2012
  • Reading the West Book Award, Adult Fiction Winner: The Voice of the River, a novel. Awarded in 2012 for books published in 2011. Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, 06/2012
  • The Gina Berriault Award for Fiction: http://www.facebook.com/events/420648437949115/. San Francisco State University, 04/2012
  • Faculty Fellow Award. University of Utah, College of Humanities, 01/2012
  • Artist of the Month. http://imagejournal.org/page/artist-of-the-month/melanie-rae-thon. Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, 01/01/2010
  • Virgil C. Aldrich Fellow, Tanner Humanities Center (awarded 2008). Fiction Project: The Voice of the River. University of Utah, 01/2009
  • Faculty Fellow Award. University of Utah, 2008
  • Grant for Fiction Project: The Voice of the River. National Endowment for the Arts, 2008
  • “Confession for Raymond Good Bird,” story, included in Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press, 2008

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