Patti Smith is a writer, visual artist and performer. Her New York Times bestselling book Just Kids was awarded the 2010 National Book Award for non-fiction. She is the recipient of France's highest honour for a living artist, the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, as well as the Polar Award, one of the most distinguished music prizes. Her album Horses was inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and is number forty-four on Rolling Stone's list of the top 500 albums. In 2008, Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she received ASCAP's Founders Award for lifetime achievement. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, Auguries of Innocence and M Train.