About the Program
Author Stephen King is this year's Mason Award recipient. The award, presented annually at the Fall for the Book festival hosted by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax (Virginia), honors authors who have made "extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading public." Past recipients include Chinua Achebe, Sherman Alexie, and Greg Mortenson. Mr. King delivers a lecture before the award presentation.
Stephen King, a former high school English teacher, is the author of many novels, including "Carrie," "Misery," and "11/22/63." His non-fiction work includes "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" and "Secret Windows." Mr. King was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2003. For more, visit: stephenking.com.
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