28 October 2016

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

U.S. singer Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, according to the BBC.

The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize

The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the BBC wrote.

Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in coffee houses in Minnesota.

Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel SantosMuch of his best-known work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal historian of America's troubles.

Songs like Blowin' in the Wind and The Times They are A-Changin' became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements.

His move away from traditional folk songwriting, paired with a controversial decision to "go electric" proved equally influential.

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