Kathi Diamant

Honors, Grants, and Awards

Kathi is the recipient of many honors, grants and awards for her acting, writing and television work, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer. In 2006, she received a Living Legacy Award from the Women's International Center.

Other honors include:

  • Performing Arts League of San Diego Star Award, 2016  

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Residency grant, Washington, DC,  January-February, 2012.

  • Silver Circle, National Association of Television Arts & Sciences, 2007.

  • Living Legacy Award, Women's International Center, 2006

  • Geisel Award, "The Best of the Best", Kafka’s Last Love, San Diego Book Awards, 2004.

  • Best Biography, Kafka’s Last Love, San Diego Book Awards, 2004

  • Senior Research Grant, Hadassah International Research Institute Brandeis University, 2001

  • Research Grant for Biography: Kafka’s Last Love, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 2000

  • Research Grant for Kafka Project/ SDSU Foundation, Weingart Foundation, 1998

  • Resident Writer, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Whidbey Island, WA. 1993/ 2001

  • 1997 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist for screenplay "Kafka's Last Mistress."

  • Streisand Festival of New Jewish Plays, 1994: "DORA'S STORY: A Memory Come Alive" 

  • San Diego Magazine's "People To Watch in 1990" 

  • EMMY Award for Outstanding Performer, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Diego, 1985

  • Best Actress Award, Tallahassee Little Theatre, Florida 1979-1980 

  • Ten Outstanding Women in Korea for International Women's Year, 1975.