Art Spiegelman to Receive NBF Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Book Foundation will honor Art Spiegelman with the 2022 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Spiegelman is the first comic artist to receive the DCAL medal, which will be presented to him by author Neil Gaiman at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.
Spiegelman is the 35th recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letter; previous recipients include Walter Mosley, Isabel Allende, Robert A. Caro, John Ashbery, Judy Blume, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, E.L. Doctorow, Maxine Hong Kingston, Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Toni Morrison, Adrienne Rich, and most recently, Karen Tei Yamashita. Recipients receive $10,000 and a solid brass medal.