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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 October 2016, 17:26 IST
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2016
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Bob Dylan, 75, has become the first ever musician to win the Nobel prize for Literature. Literature was the last of this year's Nobel prizes to be awarded.

Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, the Swedish Academy announced on 13 October while awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($927,740) prize.

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The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.

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Literature was the last of this year's Nobel prizes to be awarded. The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.

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Dylan born on 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Dylan has sold more than 100 million records till date, making him one of the best-selling artistes of all time.

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Besides 11 Grammy Awards, Dylan has won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award as well.

In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He was also inducted into Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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First published: 13 October 2016, 16:50 IST
 
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