Patti Smith Wins National Book Award for Mapplethorpe Memoir


The National Book Awards were handed out last night at Cipriani in NYC. Among the winners was Patti Smith's memoir about the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Here are the other winners:

Fiction: "Lord of Misrule," by Jaimy Gordon
Nonfiction: "Just Kids," by Patti Smith
Poetry: "Lighthead," by Terrance Hayes
Young people's literature: "Mockingbird," by Kathryn Erskine
Lifetime achievement award: Tom Wolfe

A list of finalists can be found here.