Stephen King is one of the ten recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts, “the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.” President Obama will present the award on September 10, 2015 in the East Room of the White House.
The White House announcement reads, in part, “One of the most popular and prolific writers of our time, King combines his remarkable storytelling with his sharp analysis of human nature.”
King tweeted, “I’m amazed and grateful.”
Prior recipients of genre interest include Ray Bradbury in 2004.
For more information about the National Medal of Arts, see the National Endowment for the Arts website.