The $900,000 question behind Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize

The $900,000 question behind Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize

Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan’s silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money   The American singer-songwriter, a cultural icon of dissent and protest from the 1960s onward, has said […]

Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature?

IANS By Vikas Datta Choosing Bob Dylan as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature was unprecedented in the award’s over-a-century-long history. While the Swedish Academy’s decision to select a songwriter, instead of a writer or poet, has earned much praise — and much criticism too — its real significance lies in what […]

‘How does it feel?’ – Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

‘How does it feel?’ – Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM/BOSTON, October 14 (Reuters) – Bob Dylan, a powerful voice of social turmoil in the United States from the 1960s onward, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday in a surprise decision that made him the first singer-songwriter to win the honor.   The 75-year-old Dylan, who won the prize for “having created […]

Bob Dylan: Blowing in the Wind to Nobel Literature Prize

Bob Dylan: Blowing in the Wind to Nobel Literature Prize

By Vikas Datta IANS   An unconventional singer – with a raspy, almost nasal voice instead of honeyed tones – burst into public consciousness in the early 1960s with a brace of self-written, hard-hitting songs expressing the growing social unrest and questioning tradition and injustice. “How many years can some people exist/Before they’re allowed to […]