Sharon Osbourne launches scathing Twitter attack on U2 about their 'mediocre' music and giving it away for free

Matthew McConaughey too expensive after Oscar win for sexy stripper sequel Magic Mike XXL

France honours US novelist

2010-11-04 12:59
 
Paris - France's culture minister has inducted Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison into the Legion of Honour.

In a ceremony on Wednesday in a gilded hall in the Paris ministry, Frederic Mitterrand pinned a red and gold medal onto the celebrated US author's jacket as a scrum of photographers snapped away.

Mitterrand calls Morrison, whose 1987 novel Beloved won her international acclaim, "the greatest American novelist of her time".

Morrison says the award showed that "in addition to being welcomed" in France, she's "prized".

She was made an officer in the Legion of Honour. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the legion recognises military, cultural, scientific or social contributions to France.


- AP

Read more on:    france  |  books

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

A nurse found hanging after a prank call from two Australian radio presenters about Kate Middleton's first pregnancy blamed herself for the embarrassing release of intimate details of the duchess's condition. Read More »

Outlaw Pete singer Bruce Springsteen has written a children's book based on the opening ballad of his 2009 album Working on a Dream. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.