by / October 13th, 2016 /

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Bob Dylan has made a significant impact on both the sonic and lyrical arts over the past six decades. Today, Dylan is the first musician to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, receiving the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

The first American to be awarded the literature prize since Toni Morrison in 1993, the singer-songwriter and folk hero has enjoyed a fruitful and varied career, despite releasing a number of questionable festive albums.

The award will be presented alongside five Nobel Prizes on the 10th of December, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s death.