President Obama Honors Elie Wiesel

In a White House ceremony on Thursday, February 25, President Obama honored the leaders in arts and humanities, including Nobel laureate and Schocken author Elie Wiesel, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, and Frank Stella, by presenting them with the National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medal. The Washington Post reports that “the president gave his own big hug” to Wiesel. Watch the video!

Wiesel’s A Mad Desire to Dance goes on sale in paperback from Schocken Books April 13.