Bob Dylan first screenwriter to win Nobel Prize for literature

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US singer Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for literature
US singer Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for literature

New Delhi : US singer Bob Dylan has become the first screenwriter to bag prestigious 2016 Nobel Prize for literature.

The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

He is also the first American to receive the award since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993.

Barack Obama words

The American President said that the Nobel Prize by Bob Dylan is "well-deserved". "Congratulations to one of my favourite poets," he wrote on Twitter.

Last five winners of Nobel Prize for literature

2015: Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus)

2014: Patrick Modiano (France)

2013: Alice Munro (Canada)

2012: Mo Yan (China)

2011: Tomas Transtromer (Sweden)

Little more you must know about the Nobel Prize

The award will be presented alongside this year's other five Nobel Prizes on 10 December, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's 1896 death.

The award announcement came on the same day that the death of Italian playwright Dario Fo - winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 - was announced.


# US singer Bob Dylan bags Nobel Prize for literature

# He is the first American to win the award since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993.

# President Barack Obama called it "well-deserved".