AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
In addition to his work as the Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard stands as among the world’s most enduring and widely read authors of popular fiction, with international sales of some fifty million and a body of work spanning fifty years.
Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary oeuvre and legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work.
There is likewise all that Mr. Hubbard gave back as a ceaseless lobbyist on behalf of new writers—from his instructional articles for the aspiring author to his Writers of the Future Contest, now recognized as the most respected and significant forum for new talent in the field of speculative fiction.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Unfortunately, the full listing of L. Ron Hubbard’s art and literary awards—encompassing as it does a decades-long career and thousands of recognitions—would be quite impossible to list herein. Nevertheless, presented below is a brief selection from the many awards and accolades he received for his life’s work in the arts and letters:
Gold Medal — Academy of Arts, Sciences & Letters, Paris, France: Presented to L. Ron Hubbard for the complete body of his literary works and achievements.
Official Acknowledgment — United Nations Society of Writers: In recognition of L. Ron Hubbard as a great science fiction writer of the twentieth century.
Resolution — California State Legislative Assembly: Bestowed upon Mr. Hubbard for his work in the field of the arts and for helping to create a better place to live for others.
Resolution — City of Los Angeles: In recognition of L. Ron Hubbard’s achievements in the arts.
“Dr. Honoris Causa” — European Academy of Arts, Paris, France: A high distinction awarded to Mr. Hubbard for his lasting imprint on the culture of our time.
Recognition — Italian Police Organization of Milan, Italy: For L. Ron Hubbard’s contributions to the arts.
Argosy Award — Argosy Magazine: Bestowed upon Mr. Hubbard for a lifetime of achievement in the field of fiction.
Palmas de Oro Award — National Association of Journalists, Mexico: Presented to L. Ron Hubbard “in recognition of excellence in the fields of art, science, human communication and culture.”
Honorary Doctorate of Literature — Moscow State University: Bestowed upon Mr. Hubbard by the Faculty of Journalism and Dept. of Russian Foreign Literature for “outstanding achievements in literature and philosophy and for his great humanitarian activities.”
Ingram Book Award — President, Ingram Books, New York: Presented to L. Ron Hubbard as a renowned author—with thirty-two national bestsellers and over 100 million works sold.
Diploma of Honor — International Committee of Arts, France: In acknowledgment of Mr. Hubbard as a writer and humanitarian.
Honorary Plaque — Brigham Young University Symposium of Science Fiction & Fantasy: In honor of L. Ron Hubbard’s invaluable contribution to the arts through the Writers and Illustrators of the Future programs.