Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

By Ikenga Chronicles October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

.American folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Dylan, real name Robert Allen Zimmerman, turned 75 earlier this year. His career has spanned more than five decades and his influence still pervades genres from rock and pop to folk and soul, while his stunning lyrical ability tackling themes from politics to love still inspires a host of singer-songwriters hoping to make some kind of impact of their own.

The literature winner is often unexpected, with the recipients themselves also regularly surprised by their own triumph. Last year’s winner, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, found out when reporters knocked on her door and told her she had won “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

The sixth and final medal of the year is presented by the Swedish Academy to a winner who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. Prior to the result, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o had been the favourite to win, along with contemporary Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Syrian poet, essayist and translator Adonis.

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