Maxine Hong Kingston to receive National Medal of Arts at White House today
By Reappropriate on July 28, 2014
Last week, the National Endowment of the Arts announced its 2013′s winners of the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honour for achievements in the arts. Among the list of 12 recipients are two Asian Americans — both women. In addition to Billie Tsien who is receiving an award for her contributions to architecture and arts education alongside her husband Tod Williams, an award will be given to acclaimed and pioneering Asian American author Maxine Hong Kingston. . . .