Writer / Performer / Visual Artist
Patti Smith is a writer, performer and visual artist. Her recording, Horses , the first of thirteen, was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010. She is a four time Grammy nominee, and was a Golden Globe nominee for the song Mercy Is from the film Noah .
Her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids , chronicling her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, received the 2010 National Book Award. Her other books include Coral Sea, Woolgathering, Auguries of Innocence , M Train , and Devotion, recently published by Yale Press.