Roth and Oates receive 2010 National Humanities Medals

Roth and Oates among those to receive prestigious award for their contributions to American letters
U.S. President Barack Obama
The New York Times reports that American writers Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates are to be honoured with the 2010 National Humanities Medal:
Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates are among the 2010 winners of the National Humanities Medal, and Harper Lee, Meryl Streep, James Taylor and Quincy Jones are among the winners of the National Medal of Arts, the White House announced on Tuesday. [Read more]
Source: Kate Taylor, 'Roth and Oates to Receive National Humanities Medals', newyorktimes.com, 1 March 2011

From the official White House website:
Joyce Carol Oates for her contributions to American letters. The author of more than 50 novels, as well as short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, Ms. Oates has been honored with the National Book Award and the PEN/ Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story.


Philip Roth for his contributions to American letters. Mr. Roth is the author of 24 novels, including Portnoy’s Complaint and American Pastoral, which won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, and his criticism has appeared in our leading literary journals.
Source: 'President Obama to Award 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal', whitehouse.gov, 01 March 2011

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