Two American Crime Writers were honored this week for their contributions to culture and society.
French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand on Sunday bestowed French state honors on prominent US and other cultural figures, including writer James Ellroy. Ellroy, author of "L.A. Confidential," was given the Order of Arts and Letters. Referring to him as "the master of dark dreams," Mitterrand said the author was "one of the most prominent names in modern literature."
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Another French award: Harlan Coben accepted the Vermeil Medal of Honor for contributions to culture and society. A film version of Coben's Tell No One, in which he made a cameo appearance, was a smash French film; his newest thriller, Live Wire, will be out next Tuesday, March 22. Here's the video of Harlan accepting the award
Harlan Coben à l'Hôtel de Ville by mairiedeparis
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