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Bob Dylan; singer, songwriter, Nobel laureate

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:03

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that makes him the only singer-songwriter ever to win the award. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The news caught many by surprise at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter...musical pioneer... and now Nobel Prize winner. Sara Danius of the Swedish Academy announced his win... (SOUNDBITE) (English) SARA DANIUS, NOBEL ACADEMY PERMANENT SECRETARY, SAYING: "For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." For more than 50 years, Dylan has been churning out hits. From the 1962 folk song, "Blowin' in the Wind", to the Vietnam War protest era anthem of "The Times They Are A-Changin'", his songs has struck a chord across several generations. The 75-year-old is the only singer-songwriter to win the award. He's in rarefied company, joining John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling among other luminaries as Nobel literature laureates.

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Bob Dylan; singer, songwriter, Nobel laureate

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:03