Patti Smith Named the Recipient of the 2014 “Chicago Tribune” Literary Award

By Music News Group

Image Courtesy Columbia RecordsSong lyrics played an important role in singer Patti Smith‘s 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it’s her overall body of work as a writer that’s landed Smith the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award.

In addition to being a songwriter, the Chicago-born Smith is also a playwright, poet and author. Her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, won a National Book Award for nonfiction.

“In selecting Patti Smith for the Chicago Tribune Literary Award, we honor a Chicago original — a woman who moved across the genres of rock music, …read more

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