Fellowship of Southern Writers’ 2013 first Woodward-Franklin History Award
Michael O'Brien is the first recipient of the Woodward-Franklin Prize of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. This is a lifetime achievement award for his many publications on the American South. Notable among them is his 'Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860'(2004). Professor O'Brien was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2008.