Elie Wiesel is the author of more than thirty books, including Night, The Accident, A Beggar in Jerusalem (winner of the Prix Medicis), The Forgotten and From the Kingdom of Memory. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honour and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University. Elie Wiesel was President Clinton's representative at the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz. Most of his books have been translated into English by his wife, Marion. The Wiesels live in New York City with their son, Elisha.