Fresh Air host honored by National Book Foundation

Congrats go out to "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross, who is no relation to us, who picked up the 2007 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation Wednesday night in a New York ceremony.

Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation called the 91 WHYY FM staple an "icon in the literary world.” She interviews authors regularly on her show carried nationally on NPR, and on, and even wrote her own book "All I Did Was Ask," a compilation of some memorable interviews.

As we told you in August, Gross's voice will be heard early next year in an episode of "The Simpsons," though sadly, she won't appear in animated form.