Bob Dylan Becomes First Ever Songwriter to be Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has become the first ever songwriter to be awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement was made in Sweden this morning. It came as something of a surprise with Irish Booker winner John Banville, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and USA novelist Philip Roth the expected favourites to scoop the award. That said, the Duluth, Minnesota-born musician and songwriter’s name is believed to have been on the Swedish Nobel Academy’s shortlist for the literature prize for a number of years.

Citation from the Swedish Nobel Academy:

“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”

After speech interview:

With a concert tonight in Las Vegas, Bob Dylan has yet to make any public comment on his Nobel laureate award.

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