2014 The Tell-Tale Heart is long-listed for the Folio Prize
2013 Jill Dawson’s short story Spring wins joint-first prize in the Harpers Bazaar short story competition
2012 Jill Dawson wins a Fiction Uncovered Award for Lucky Bunny
2012, Lucky Bunny, Fiction Uncovered, judged by Professor John Sutherland, Katy Guest, Matt Thorne and Jasper Sutcliffe.
2008 Award from Arts Countil for The Silver Banks
2006 Arts Council Award.
2006 Watch Me Disappear long-listed for the Orange Prize
2006 ScreenEast award for Watch Me Disappear screenplay.
2004 Wild Boy becomes the first ever novel to be long-listed for the British Academy Book Prize (for a work which makes scholarly ideas accessible)
2003 Arts council of England award for Half of England (Watch Me Disappear)
2001 ScreenEast award for Stunner screenplay.
2001 Long-list of Dublin IMPAC award for Fred & Edie
2001 Short list for Orange Prize for Fred & Edie
2000 Short list for Whitbread Novel of the Year for Fred & Edie
1996 London Arts Board New Writer Award for Magpie
1996 Kathleen Blundell Award
1995 Award from Author’s Fund
1995 Blue Nose Poet of the Year
1995 joint first prize Sheffield Hallam short story competition (judged by Margaret Drabble and Hanif Kureishi)
1992 Eric Gregory Award for poetry
1984 First Prize in Hackney New Writers Competition (judged by Michelene Wandor)
1984 First prize in City Limits short story competition