The Nobel Prize in literature 2016 goes to none other than artist and songwriter, Bob Dylan (75).
The reasoning behind giving Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize is “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Many held this year the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami as favorite for this year's award, and Norwegian Jon Fosse was also mentioned as a favorite. But when Swedish Academy announced this year's winner, there went a gasp through the press meeting. Although Bob Dylan repeatedly has been mentioned as a candidate for the prize, no one expected this.
There is still no word from Bob Dylan himself. According to his website he’s playing Vegas tonight – it’s possible he’s only just waking up. After all, it’s still early.
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