Bob Dylan is winner of 2016 Nobel prize for literature

Bob Dylan had been mentioned in the Nobel speculation for years, but few experts expected the academy to extend the prestigious award to a genre such as pop music.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 7:31 pm
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American writer-singer Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy cited the musician for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The prize is worth 8 million Swedish crown ($927,740).

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Literature was the last of this year’s Nobel prizes to be awarded. The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will. The six awards will be handed out on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death in 1896.

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Dylan had been mentioned in the Nobel speculation for years, but few experts expected the academy to extend the prestigious award to a genre such as pop music.

(With inputs from Reuters and AP)

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    Ashish Dutta
    Oct 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    When you start awarding nobel prize for literature to Bob Dylan however good a song writer he is, it signifies the utter vacuity and defunctness of the Nobel Committee. They can not find any writer from any language other than English. Also, if one considers song writing, he is certainly not the best songwriter alive. The bias and total dearth of depth and understanding of literature of the Noble. Committee has now become more than obvious.
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    Ozair Akhtar
    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm
    The opinion that bias is everywhere is becoming a belief.
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    David
    Oct 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm
    Nobel is by White people for White people with sprinklings of black, brown and yellow to make it believable. I don't take it serious.
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    David
    Oct 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm
    This is a bad joke. Dylan is a over rated over blown artists. Indian media stop this slave like adulation. Free yourself from inferiority complex.
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