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    Default Stephen King receives the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award

    http://ew.com/books/2018/01/12/steph...america-award/
    Stephen King has scared up another prestigious award.

    The Dark Tower and It author is set to receive the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award. The annual honor is presented to a “critically acclaimed author whose work embodies PEN America’s mission to oppose repression in any form and to champion the best of humanity.” Past winners include J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, and Margaret Atwood.

    “No stranger to the dark side, Stephen King has inspired us to stand up to sinister forces through his rich prose, his generous philanthropy, and his outspoken defense of free expression,” said PEN America president Andrew Solomon in a statement. “Stephen has fearlessly used his bully pulpit as one of our country’s best-loved writers to speak out about the mounting threats to free expression and democracy that are endemic to our times. His vivid storytelling reaches across boundaries to captivate multitudes of readers, young and old, in this country and worldwide, across the political spectrum. He helps us all to confront our demons—whether a dancing clown or a tweeting president.”

    It’s been a big year for the prolific author, who has nabbed headlines with the monster success of the It film adaptation, as well as his frequent criticism of Donald Trump on Twitter, which resulted in the president blocking him.

    King will be honored May 22 at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala, the same day his latest novel, The Outsiders, is released.

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    He helps us all to confront our demons—whether a dancing clown or a tweeting president.


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    This thing is being streamed now on (ugh) Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/PENamerican...4994761039058/

    But looks like it's done now. They do have a YouTube channel, hopefully it'll be uploaded there.

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    Thanks, Bev!

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    Thanks! I wanted to see that intro since the facebook video had King's speech already started
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