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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan, a man known for revolutionising and injecting pop music with depth in lyricism, has today been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Swedish Academy surprised the world by handing the 75 year old the accolade today.

A succinct statement released by the Academy describes that Dylan deserved the honor "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature since Toni Morrison in 1993.

The Academy's Secretary Sara Danius announced the news, hailing Dylan as "a great poet in the English-speaking tradition," and "a wonderful sampler – a very original sampler" She continued. "For 54 years now, he has been at it and reinventing himself, constantly creating a new identity," she added.

 

Congratulations, Bob.

 


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