2016 Oct 13
Bob Dylan is the 259th American to win a Nobel Prize for, according to the Swedish Academy, “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
He is also the first individual to win a Nobel Prize in Literature since 1993, which was received by novelist, Toni Morrison. 75 year old Dylan will be the recipient of a prize of $900,000.
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist as well as a writer, and has been renowned for his greatly influential songs, namely ‘Blowing in the wind’ which played a role in anti-war and civil rights movements.
In addition to the new prize in his trophy case, 75 year old Dylan has been a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom award, 11 Grammys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an honorary Pulitzer,the Polar Music Prize and numerous other awards.