34 Books Published, all bestsellers,

over 90 million copies sold in over 40 languages

and more than 90 Countries

  • Woman Of Substance ranks among the top ten bestselling fiction books in history, with more than 28 million copies sold through 2012
  • Inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, April 2003
  • Recipient of Northwood University Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, November 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate from University of Leeds
  • Honorary Doctorate of letters from the University of Bradford in Yorkshire
  • Honorary Doctorate of letters from the Teikyo Post University in Connecticut
  • Honorary Doctorate of letters from Sienna College, New York
  • Leeds University’s Brotherton Library houses her original manuscripts, which are displayed next to those other Yorkshire writers, the Bronte sisters
  • Recipient of Northwood University Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, November 2001
  • Honored in November of 2000 on postage stamps by the nations of St. Vincent & Grenada as one of the ‘great writers of the 20th Century’. This postal tribute was the first ever for a living female novelist.
  • Honored on a postage stamp by the Isle of Man in July, 2004
  • Matrix Award in Books from the New York Women in Communications (1985)
  • Special Jury Prize for Body of Literature from the Deauville Festival of American Film
  • Birmingham-Southern College “Gala “Women of the Year Award” 1995
  • City of Hope’s “Spirit of Life Award”; and the establishment of the “Barbara Taylor Bradford Research Fellowship in Pediatric Leukemia” (1995)
  • Girls Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going Award” (1995)
  • Police Athletic League Woman of the Year Award (1995)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s “Spirit of Achievement Award” (1996)
  • Five Towns Music & Art Foundation’s “Award of Achievement” for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Literature(1997)
  • British Excellence Award given aboard the QE2 (1998)
  • Inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Recognized by Earth Times Monthly Magazine as one of “New York’s Most Influential Women” along with Bette Midler, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton, Donna Karan, Diane Sawyer, Susan Sarandon and Barbara Walters
  • Appointed an OBE (Order Of The British Empire) for her services to Literature by Queen Elizabeth II on June 10th, 2007, at London’s Buckingham Palace
  • Received the Career Achievement Award & The Pioneer Award from RT Bookreviews Magazine in April, 2010
Barbara Serves on the Board of Directors of:
  • The Police Athletic League
  • Reporters Without Borders
Barbara is also involved in several charities including:
  • Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust (UK)
Barbara supports charitable organizations such as:
  • The Arts & Letters through Literacy Partners of New York City
  • The New York Pops
  • The Museum of the Moving Image
  • The Museum Of Arts And Design
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