First musician to win Nobel Prize

by Betty Varela 0

75-year-old musician, Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel Prize for literature. The Swedish ABob-Dylan-wins-Nobel-Prizecademy awarded him with 8 million Swedish Krona – about $900,000.

He won the prize for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.

Bob Dylan has been writing and performing for over 50 years. The Swedish Academy decision was unanimous. They also said Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary music is profound.

 

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