Bob Dylan wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
13 October 2016
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob
Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within
the great American song tradition".
Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said
Dylan had been chosen because he was "a great poet in the English
speaking tradition" and that "For 54 years now he's been at it
reinventing himself, constantly creating a new identity": BBC report (13 October).
Dylan is the first singer songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in
For more on the 2016 winner, see the Nobel Prizes website.
And for a longer read, we recommend Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan
and Time Out of Mind both by Ian Bell