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Musician Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Musician Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

It was just announced that musician Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The news was announced by the Nobel Prize Twitter account earlier today: “BREAKING 2016 #NobelPrize in Literature to Bob Dylan ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’”

“He is a great poet. He is a great poet in the English speaking tradition and he is a wonderful sampler, a very original sampler. He embodies the tradition and for 54 years now he has been at it, reinventing himself constantly, reinventing himself, creating a new identity,” Professor Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, said after the ceremony.

Bob had a tremendous impact on music, often writing about social conditions and publishing tons of hits throughout the years since his first album Bob Dylan in 1962. He’s the first American to win the prize since 1993, when it went to Toni Morrison.

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