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Rock poet Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

US music legend Bob Dylan, whose poetic lyrics have influenced generations of fans, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the award in a decision that stunned prize watchers. The 75-year-old was honoured "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition", the Swedish Academy said. The choice was met by gasps and a long round of spontaneous applause from journalists attending the prize announcement.
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