Joyce Carol Oates was awarded the Medal of Honor in Literature at the National Arts Club on April 7th. The event was emceed by Roger Rosenblatt, with remarks given by JCO’s editor at Ecco Press, Dan Halpern, fellow Princeton author Edmund White, and artist Gloria Vanderbilt.
In a gossipy New York Observer article, Leon Neyfakh reports on the scene.
this is funny! it was a mob-scene of an evening– Edmund was a great companion– Charlie had a great time– if you’d been in the vicinity, & had some attire that could pass for “black tie,” you would certainly have been invited!