2016 Nobel Laureate: Bob Dylan
Congratulations to Bob Dylan on winning the Nobel Prize in Literature!
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature today "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Dylan's lyrics have long been considered poetically powerful with great literary influence. The Nobel committee cited his album Blonde on Blonde as "an extraordinary example of his brilliant way of rhyming and putting together refrains, and his pictorial thinking." As a social critic and cultural icon, Dylan is one of the best-selling artists of all time.