SciFi Wire reports Bradbury received the National Medal of Arts and L'Engle was honored with the National Humanities Medal.
"This is the happiest day in my life," Bradbury told the newspaper. "I started from nothing. It was a long haul, and now I'm here."
...L'Engle was unable to attend the White House ceremony and was represented by her granddaughter Charlotte Jones...
Ray Bradbury is the author of Fahrenheit 451 and many others. Madeleine L'Engle is well known for her Wrinkle in Time as well as other books.