Punk icon Patti Smith has been given a huge literary boost - her new book has been shortlisted for the National Book Awards in America.
The Because The Night singer's memoir, Just Kids, is among the 20 tomes up for the non-fiction prize. She's up against Barbara Demick and Justin Spring, among others.
Meanwhile, novelists Peter Carey, Lionel Shriver and Nicole Krauss are up for the fiction prize.
The winner will be announced on 17 November (10).