Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Harper Lee: National Medal of Arts

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to be awarded the National Medal of Arts in a White House ceremony tomorrow.

Other writers getting awards:
  • Robert Brustein for contributions to the American theatre
  • Donald Hall for contributions to American poetry.
  • Bernard Bailyn, author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning works, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Voyagers to the West
  • Jacques Barzun, author of dozens of books of cultural history
  • Wendell E. Berry, poet and  novelist
  • Joyce Carol Oates, novelist, poet, short story and nonfiction writer
  • Arnold Rampersad, biographer and literary critic
  • Philip Roth, author of 24 novels
  • Gordon Wood, author and editor of 18 books dealing with the founding of America
  • Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, literary critic, and author of Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative
For the complete list, go HERE.

Hat Tip: Linda at Great Performances

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Good to know, Janet - Thanks