Obama To Present Stephen King With The National Medal Of Arts

September 9, 2015

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Stephen King speaks at Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans, America - 12 Nov 2011

On September 1oth Stephen King will be presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. The award is the highest award given by the government to artists. The artists receiving the award are “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States”.

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King has made an incredible contribution to the world of literature. King has had over one hundred books published since his first novel People, Places and Things was published in 1960. Let’s not forget the fifty-plus movies and over twenty series based on adaptions of King’s novels and stories. His works are unforgettable and have left a mark on each of his fans and those who have seen the adaptions in the form of movies or shows. The award is well deserved.

King announced receiving the medal via Twitter this past weekend.

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Past recipients of the Medal of Arts includes Maya Angelou (poet), Georgia O’Keeffe (painter), Ray Bradbury (author) Ella Fitzgerald (singer), George Abbott (producer) and Beverly Cleary (writer).

Congratulations Mr. King!

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