Lyricist Bob Dylan Awarded 2016 Nobel Prize For Literature

Haruki Murakami, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Philip Roth were all considered front runners but the Nobel Prize judges picked Bob Dylan for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’.

In what has come as a complete shock to many literary enthusiasts, lyricist, Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature.

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Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature

Dylan was born in Minnesota on May 24, 1941, and is the first songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for literature

 

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