BOB DYLAN wins the Nobel Prize for literature, from The New York Times:
LONDON — The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential rock musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.
He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in Stockholm, was a surprise: Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the literary canons of novels, poetry and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized.
Of course, this is great timing to mention an awesome book published last year, Dylan: Disc By Disc, by Minneapolis Star-Tribune writer Jon Bream. It’s a different way to appraise Dylan’s studio albums: Jon and a host of musicians, music journalists and academics review and debate every Dylan album. Click the book cover for more details and to buy it at 40% off!