Patti Smith for her National Book Award winning JUST KIDS. Like Dylan, she can now claim to be embraced cross-genre--loved for words as well as music. In her acceptance speech she said, "writing is like exercise; you have to commit to doing it and you have to do it every day."
Time for some crunches! And after that, I'm getting Patti's book.
If you're curious, here's the list of winners. And best of all? They're mostly chicks!