Monday, 17 October 2016

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for literature

Bob Dylan, one of the most influential American singer/songwriters of the 20th century, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

There have been mixed reactions to the award, however, former poet laureate Andrew Motion has called it "a wonderful acknowledgement of Dylan’s genius. For 50 and some years he has bent, coaxed, teased and persuaded words into lyric and narrative shapes that are at once extraordinary and inevitable.”

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