American singer Bob Dylan has been awarded 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 75-year-old singer received the prize ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’.
Though the Nobel prize in literature is awarded in the same week as science medals but this year saw some tongue wagging due to unrevealed reasons.
Much of Dylan’s work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal historian recounting the troubles of America.
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Dylan’s songs Blowin' in the Wind and The Times They are A-Changin' became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements.
He is known for his unconventional bend and unique lyrics. The year the Sweden-based body registered about 220 proposals that were later cut to a short list of five for the award.