The National Book Foundation has just announced the two recipients of its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the winners certainly make for a curious (yet very deserving) pair:

The Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (DCAL) is being awarded to the 86-year-old novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard, while the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community goes to Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., the current publisher of the New York Times.

Both men will be honored on November 14 at the annual National Book Awards event, which is scheduled to take place this year at Cipriani Wall Street (which, by the way, was formerly home to both the NYSE and the headquarters of National City Bank).


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