Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ is award winner for nonfiction

Patti Smith is a literary star. The singer-poet’s memoir about life in New York City in the 1960s, “Just Kids,” won the National Book Award for nonfiction. “Just Kids” is a bittersweet look back at her deep friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and at a revolutionary time in the country. A tearful Smith, 63, recalled working decades ago at a Scribner’s bookstore and stacking up the National Book Award winners, wondering if she would ever receive such a prize. Congratulations Patti for a job well done.


About Donna Jackson

I am the librarian for the Wakefield Library Association. I am in the process using information services to bring more patrons into our historic library. I am taking online classes in the library science field to get a degree in Library Science.
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