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Stephen King Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama presents author Stephen King with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony at the White House in Washington September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSJEK

Did Stephen King just have a medal placed around his neck by President Obama? You bet he did! King collected a National Medal of Arts at the White House in a ceremony at which short story aficionado Tobias Wolff, composer Meredith Monk, artist John Baldessari, novelist Jhumpa Lahiri and chef Alice Waters were also honored.

“One of the most popular and prolific writers of our time, Mr. King combines his remarkable storytelling with his sharp analysis of human nature,” President Obama read. “For decades, his works of horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy have terrified and delighted audiences around the world.”

This is a pretty interesting story and an a damn fine accomplishment for the Master of Horror himself. We aren’t aiming to steal away Salon’s full scoop (they’ve got a great write up over there!), so head on over to the site to take in the full details. We just wanted to bring it to your attention and let you know, it’s worth the time!



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Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

1 Comment on Stephen King Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama

  1. Well deserved. King was the writer that got me to move from comic books to novels at a young age 🙂

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