Acclaimed novelist E. L. Doctorow has been granted a gold medal for the arts by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, along with sculptor Mark di Suvero. Gold medals have been awarded to two outstanding American citizens in a variety of artistic disciplines every year since 1909. Past fiction honorees include Philip Roth, Eudora Welty and John Updike. (Photo Credit: Marion Ettlinger.)
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