Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
October 13, 2016 at 4:20 AM (PT)
The NOBEL PRIZE in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to BOB DYLAN, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great AMERICAN song tradition." Watch Permanent Secretary of THE SWEDISH ACADEMY announce the 2016 NOBEL PRIZE in Literature to BOB DYLAN here.
THE NEW YORK TIMES notes, "He is the first AMERICAN to win since the novelist TONI MORRISON in 1993. The announcement, in STOCKHOLM, came as something of a surprise. Although Mr. DYLAN, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the PRIZE, his work does not fit into the traditional literary canons of novels, poetry, and short stories that the PRIZE has traditionally recognized."