Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, has been awarded a Norman Mailer award for his autobiography, 'Life'.
Normal Mailer was a pioneer of 'new journalism' and a multiple award winner himself, his awards included two Pulitzer Prizes. Keith proudly received the award bearing Norman's name.
Keith said in his acceptance speech:
"This is the most amazing thing to happen to me… this is one for the books!"
Keith then poked fun at the other writers in attendance, saying:
"I write one book and I get an award, s*** happens."
The prize was presented to the guitarist by former-President, Bill Clinton.
If you haven't yet picked up a copy of 'Life' you can order it now, in hardcover, paperback and audio editions, directly from the KeithRichards.com store.
You can watch footage of Keith's acceptance speech below:
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