Today's famous pipe smoker was mostly famous for being a pipe smoker.
He was also famous, however, for becoming the model of the "Eccentric Southern Weirdo Author". And by "Weirdo", I mean Alcoholic.
But in spite of all that, William Faulkner was a pipe smoker. And a fairly good author to boot; though personally, when it comes to eccentric but brilliant writers with serious excesses who also smoke pipes, I do have to admit I prefer Hemmingway.
Currently Smoking: Mastro De Paja Bent Billiard + Rattray's Marlin Flake