Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in literature

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The Guardian reports that Sara Danils, Secretary of Sweden's Nobal Academy, described Dylan as "a great sampler... and for 54 years he has been at it, reinventing himself". They wrote poetic texts which were meant to be performed, and it's the same way for Bob Dylan. Authors like Jodi Picoult (My Sister's Keeper), who joked that she might now be eligible for a Grammy, Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men) and many others refuse to agree with the committee verdict. He's the first American to win the literary Nobel since Toni Morrison in 1993. Referring to President Barack Obama's congratulatory tweet to Bob Dylan, Welsh tweeted, "Not as well-deserved as your one for peace, surely though mate?"

Yesterday morning (Oct. 13), American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel prize in literature, and a day later the Swedish Academy has yet to speak to the musician. While the announcement was a surprise, Dylan has been a popular choice for consideration over the years, despite his work not fitting into the traditional categories of novels and poems usually favoured by the judges. "I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity", the musician said in a 1997 interview with Newsweek.

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