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Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones images by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones images by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo

Keith Richards Awarded Mailer Prize

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 10, 2011

in News

Keith Richards can add award winning author to his resume as his autobiography, Life, has taken the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography.

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

Richards accepted the award on Tuesday at the Mandarin Hotel in Manhattan.

This is the third year for the Mailer awards, named after author Norman Mailer. Previous winners are Toni Morrison and Orhan Pamuk and Rolling Stone magazine’s Jann Wenner.

Bill Clinton introduced Richards, talking about how his late-mother-in-law was a huge fan.

The evening included a number of talks on the importance of writing and education, to which Richards added “You’ve heard from some incredible people about some serious stuff. The only serious stuff I’m interested in I’ve given up.”

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