Last Updated on April 6, 2023
Stephen King, the prolific thriller/horror novelist will receive this year the 2014 National Medal of Arts award, presented to him by the US president Barack Obama September 10. He is indeed one of the biggest novelists of the century, and this award is a tribute to his excellent writing and storytelling skills.
He is cited to be awarded:
“Stephen King for his contributions as an author. One of the most popular and prolific writers of our time, Mr. King combines his remarkable storytelling with his sharp analysis of human nature. For decades, his works of horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy have terrified and delighted audiences around the world.”
Along with 10 other recipients, Stephen King will be presented this award tomorrow September 10 during the ceremony to be held in the White House’s East Room.
The other award recipients are:
John Baldessari, Visual Artist
Ping Chong, Theater Director, Choreographer, and Video and Installation Artist
Miriam Colón, Actress, Theater Founder, and Director
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Sally Field, Actress and Filmmaker
Ann Hamilton, Visual Artist
Meredith Monk, Composer, Singer, and Performer
George Shirley, Tenor
Tobias Wolff, Author
University Musical Society
This award is the highest given by the US government to artists who are “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States”.
Each of the medal receivers will have their photo taken with the president Obama.