Katherine Paterson

Title:  National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Company:  Library of Congress

Location:  Washington, D. C. United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in 20th Century America, Marquis Who’s Who (2001)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America: Student Version, Marquis Who’s Who (1991)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2011)
  • Named, A Living Legend, Library of Congress (2000)
  • Recipient, Laura Ingalls Wilder Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2013)
  • Recipient, NSK Neustadt Prize For Children’s Literature (2007)
  • Recipient, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2006)
  • Recipient, Hans Christian Andersen Award, International Board of Books for Young People (1998)
  • Recipient, Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature, Tulsa Public Library, Oklahoma (1993)
  • Recipient, New England Book Award (1992)
  • Recipient, Regina Medal, Catholic Library Association (1988)
  • Recipient, Children’s Literature Award, Keene State College (1987)
  • Recipient, Kerlan Award, University of Minnesota (1983)
  • Recipient, Scott O’Dell Award for Children’s Literature (1982)
  • Recipient, James & Elizabeth Jeffords Award, Everybody Wins! USA (2007)


  • MRE, Union Theological Seminary
  • MA, Presbyterian School Christian Education
  • Coursework, Kobe International Japanese Language Academy
  • Honorary LittD, King College, Bristol, TN
  • AB in English, King College, Summa Cum Laude, Bristol, TN
  • DFA, Champlain College
  • LHD, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Honorary DLitt, Presbyterian College
  • Honorary LittD, Hope College
  • Honorary LittD, Shenandoah College
  • Honorary LittD, University of Maryland
  • Honorary LittD, Washington & Lee University
  • Honorary LittD, St. Mary’s of the Woods
  • Honorary LHD, Mount St. Vincent University
  • Honorary LHD, Norwich University
  • Honorary LHD, Otterbein College

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