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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

10/13/2016
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Bob Dylan

(Classic Rock) Bob Dylan has become the first songwriter to win the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 75-year-old musician was named the recipient of the award by the Swedish Academy today "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

He is the first American to win the prize since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993. Sara Danius of the Swedish Academy says: "For 54 years now he's been at it reinventing himself, constantly creating a new identity. He is a great poet in the English speaking tradition."

Dylan has long been discussed as a potential winner of the prize, with former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion previously telling the BBC his songs work as poems and often have "extremely skilful rhyming aspects to them. They're often the best words in the best order." Read more here.

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