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SMS Professor Discusses the Significance of the National Book Award

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Horror writer Stephen King received the National Book Foundation's lifetime achievement award, joining the company of writers like John Updike,Toni Morrison and Gwendolyn Brooks. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently asked SMS Professor Dr. William Burling to talk about the implicationsof the award going to a writer whose work has mass appeal but lacks overwhelming critical acclaim.