NYC is called home by some of the most important and influential writers of our time - see our Top Ten picks.

New York City has long been at the center of the American literary universe, providing a workspace and place to live for some of the greats in American literary history. Although it has lost some of its grit since the likes of Henry Miller lived there, it is still called home by countless contemporary writers. Flavorwire posted a great article highlighting New York’s 100 Most Important Living Writers, below are 10 interesting picks from that list:

Patti Smith

Few writers capture the nostalgic spirit of New York City like Patti Smith. With her National Book Award-winning 2010 memoir, Just Kids, as well as her poetry, Smith has made an everlasting mark on our cultural history.

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