Newswire: Stephen King, Sally Field, and Jhumpa Lahiri to receive National Medal Of Arts

Much like a schoolteacher, the United States Government’s job often involves wrangling children, telling people what to do, and determining the severity of punishments when kids get into fights at recess and/or start assembling atomic weapons. However, another important duty they both share involves giving awards to students/citizens who are really good at something. That might mean perfect attendance, getting good grades, or even being one of the most popular horror novelists of all time. This weekend, the White House announced who will be receiving awards just like that at a ceremony later this month.

The award in question is the prestigious National Medal Of Arts, which is sponsored by the National Endowment For The Arts. Previous winners have included George Lucas, Stan Lee, and Ray Bradbury, and this year’s class also has a bunch of big names—but most notably, Stephen King, Sally Field, and …

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