Awards & Honors

Floyd’s awards include:

* Three Pushcart Prizes

* PEN USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction

* Named "one of fifty of the most inspiring authors in the world" by Poet & Writers, January/February 2010.

* Independent Publishers Book Award in Creative Nonfiction

* Two Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards in poetry

* Oregon Book Awards in both Creative Nonfiction and Poetry

* ForeWord Book of the Year Silver & Bronze Awards

* Two appearances in The Best American Essays, The Best American Science Writing, The Best Food Writing and The Best Spiritual Writing, and one appearance in The Art of the Essay and The Best of The Best American Science Writing

* Finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

* Finalist for the PEN Award for the Art of the Essay

* Finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize 

* Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Franklin and Marshall College, his alma mater, in May, 2006

* International Writing Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation’s study center in Bellagio, Italy, and at the Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island, Ireland