‘Great poet’ Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in Literature



American singer Bob Dylan has been hailed as “a great poet in the English-speaking tradition” following his surprise win of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The 75-year-old was given the prestigious accolade for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
The last American to have won the literature prize was Beloved author Toni Morrison in 1993.
Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said he was deserving of the prize, adding: “He is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition, and he is a wonderful sampler, a very original sampler,... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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