Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. He joins the list of previous winners which  includes Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, Samuel Beckett, and more. Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Watch the video of the announcement below, as well as an interview with Sara Danius, the Swedish Academy’s Permanent Secretary, who called Dylan “a great poet in the English tradition.” You can find more information on past Nobel laureates here.

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