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National Humanities Medal

The 2015 National Humanities Medalists

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

The godfather of Chicano literature.

José Andrés

José Andrés

A chef becomes an ambassor for Spanish cuisine.

Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow

A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.

Louise Gluck

Louise Glück

A poet whose seering lyricism defies facile attempts to characterize it.

Terry Gross

Terry Gross

A radio host brings conversations with great thinkers and artists. 

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

A musician and composer spreads the gospel of jazz.

Eliot and Virginia Woolf

What to Make of T. S. Eliot?

He feared and loathed women, colored his face green, and wore lipstick.

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One and the Many

James McBride

James McBride

A novelist transcends the stereotypes of race.