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Newswire: Bob Dylan growls his way to a Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan, the legendary snarling musician, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced this morning. The honor was given to him “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” As The New York Times notes, he’s the first American to receive the Nobel since 2003, when Toni Morrison won. Dylan’s extensive resume probably doesn’t need regurgitation, beginning with his transition from Robert Zimmerman to folk hero, author of songs such as “The Times They Are a-Changin,’” “Blowin’ In The Wind,” and “Like A Rolling Stone” to name just a few.
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