Patti Smith wins National Book Award

In a year in which e-books began raining chaos on the publishing industry in a similar way as MP3s upended the music business, a memoir by a rocker took the National Book Award for nonfiction. Patti Smith, long the poet laureate of the punk movement, made it official with a loving remembrance of her time spent with friend Robert Mapplethorpe. Related Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith shines between art's boundaries Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
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