In 2002 American author Danielle Steel was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, France’s top cultural honor. Now she can add the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award, to her accolades. Other Americans who have won the Legion of Honor include Douglas MacArthur, Julia Child, Walt Disney, Alan Greenspan and Bob Dylan. In an earlier comment, Ms. Steel said: “Well, I always go back to the classics. I love French literature. Colette is a special favorite of mine.” You can read more in this NYT article. And check out the EPL catalog for her many novels.