Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” He’s the first American to win since Toni Morrison in 1993.
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman had actually argued for Dylan to win the prize in an op-ed for the New York Times in 2013. He wrote, “Mr. Dylan’s work remains utterly lacking in conventionality, moral sleight of hand, pop pabulum or sops to his audience. His lyricism is exquisite; his concerns and subjects are demonstrably timeless; and few poets of any era have seen their work bear more influence.”
Congrats to Bob Dylan! Here’s the announcement video:
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 13, 2016