MALIBU—The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to legendary musician and Malibu resident Bob Dylan on Wednesday, October 12.
The Swedish Academy cited Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
In addition to hit songs such as, “The Times They Are a-Changin” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” Dylan has also authored a collection of poems, “Tarantula,” and the initial part of his memoirs “Chronicles: Volume One.”
He adds the Nobel Prize to his already extensive list of awards that includes multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and membership into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 75-year-old Dylan is the first American to win the prize since acclaimed writer Toni Morrison took home the award in 1993.