US singer, Bob Dylan becomes first song writer to receive Nobel Prize award for Literature

​US singer Bob Dylan, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The balladeer, artist and actor, is the first American to win since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”

His songs include: Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They are A-Changin’. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. According to reports, Dylan had been chosen for this award because of his great poetic skills in the English speaking tradition.
For 54 years, he has been at it reinventing himself and constantly creating a new identity for himself. The singer is due to perform later at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas.

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2 thoughts on “US singer, Bob Dylan becomes first song writer to receive Nobel Prize award for Literature

  1. I was absolutely ecstatic to find out he had been given this honor. I love throwing some Dylan on when I need something relaxing to listen to or when I feel too stressed out. His tunes are also great to learn on guitar or vocals, awesome for around the campfire to pass the poetry around. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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