Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in Literature

Marlene Perez, Junior

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On Thursday October 13, 2016 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, to musician Bob Dylan for having created “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Bob Dylan, nee Robert Allen Zimmerman, is an American singer, songwriter, and artist. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Bob Dylan received this year’s Nobel Prize of Literature, but Odd Zschiedrich, administrative director of the Swedish Academy had trouble contacting him. Zschiedrich told CNN on Tuesday, “We have stopped trying – we said everything we needed to his manager and friend, he knows about us being eager having confirmation from him, but we have not heard anything back.”
Bob Dylan did not comment on the honor, despite several live performances last weekend. Throughout those few days the Swedish Academy who awarded him said they have given up on trying to reach the iconic musician.
His website proudly displays his achievement stating “Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.”
The information was all over his website and after a week of not picking up the calls from the Nobel committee, he responded and accepted the prestigious award.
It has been a wonderful announcement for America since, Dylan, the 75-year-old man, is only the second American after Toni Morrison to have won this prize.

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