Thursday, November 18, 2010

National Book Award winner announced



And it's Patti Smith. Sweet! I haven't read her new book yet, the autobiography Just Kids, but as a totally unrelated coincidence, I've been listening to her Radio Ethiopia album all week.

Once me and my little sister Siobhan went to get Patti Smith's autograph on (my) copy of her album Horses, and bickered over who she should sign it to, and Patti Smith yelled at us for fighting and signed it to both of us, which is a Solomonic compromise that somehow never occurred to either of us. True story.

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