Singer-songwriter and author Elliott Murphy, who has been dividing his time between Paris, France and East Hampton for 22 years, was awarded the prestigious Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris for recognition of his career as a musician and author in a formal ceremony on October 1 at the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) presided over by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. Past recipients of the award include Jane Fonda, Gianni Versace and Johnny Depp. Murphy has released over 30 albums and is the author of two novels and numerous short story collections. He has often joined his long time friend Bruce Springsteen on stage in Paris. Murphy will make his annual appearance at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Dec. 8.