A member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and winner of numerous state and national literary awards, Philip Lee Williams has been honored since the beginning of his publishing career some 30 years ago. Among his honors are:
Named a Grady Fellow in 2015, the highest honor that graduates of the UGA College of Journalism and Mass Communication can receive.
Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry. For The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems, to be published by Mercer University Press in the spring of 2015.
National Book of the Year for The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram. From Books and Culture Magazine, 2011.
Georgia Author of the Year, Poetry, The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram, 2011
Georgia Author of the Year, Fiction, The Campfire Boys, 2010.
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Inducted in spring, 2010.
Georgia Governor’s Award in the Humanities, 2007.
Michael Shaara Prize for A Distant Flame, 2005. This prize is for the best Civil War novel published in the United States during a calendar year. Philip received the award in ceremonies at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.
Georgia Author of the Year, Essay Division, for In the Morning: Reflections from First Light, 2006.
Townsend Prize for Fiction for The Heart of a Distant Forest, 1986.
Georgia Author of the Year in Fiction for The Song of Daniel, 1991.
Finalist’s Award, New York Film Festival for Eugene Odum: An Ecologist’s Life, 1997.
Honorable Mention, Columbus (OH) Film Festival, for Odum film, 1997.
Honorable Mention, Columbus (OH) Film Festival for Hugh Kenner: A Modern Master.
Honorable Mention, Communicator Awards, Arlington, Texas, for Hugh Kenner: A Modern Master.
Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Chattahoochee Review, 2000, 2003.
Agnes Scott College Writing Awards, honorable mention in poetry, 1972.