The Legendary Musician Serves as an Inspiration

Even though he is primarily known as a musician, in recent years Bob Dylan has received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his contribution to the "American song tradition." Past recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature include Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison and Samuel Beckett. Dylan is the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in this field since Toni Morrison in 1993. He joins an established list of creatives who were honoured before him.

Minnesota Mural honoring Bob Dylan. Bob was born in Minnesota in 1941.

The History of The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is one of a series of prizes created by the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895. The purpose of the prize is to recognise excellence in specific fields. Nobel stated in his last will and testament that he wanted his money used to develop a process to award prizes to those who have contributed to humanity.

The Swedish Academy panel, who ultimately chose Dylan to receive this award, felt he was a deserving recipient. Largely due to the way his lyrics have commented on changing American society as well as global issues over the past six decades.

Icons such as Dylan comment on the world through the written word that allows them to capture moments in time that may otherwise go unnoticed. The 1960s, when Dylan was most prolific, saw a high level of social unrest and change.

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Vintage old hardback book.

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As Dylan's lyrics state: "For the times they are a-changin'."