*Poet and author Maya Angelou has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community.

Believe it or not, it’s the first major literary prize for the 85-year-old Angelou, who has been celebrated everywhere from the Grammy Awards to the White House. She has received three Grammys for best spoken word album, a National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

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