King will be among 10 others receiving this award at the White House in an East Room ceremony.

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The National Humanities Medals are being awarded by President Obama Thursday, September 10, at 3PM. These awards will be given along with the National Metals of Arts which King will be awarded for his contributions as an author.

The citation that accompanies the medal says Stephen King is

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.

This event will be streamed online here!