American music legend Bob Dylan the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, winning the prestigious prize and an announcement that stunned the guards award winning songwriter.
Dylan, 75, was honored "in the great tradition of American music to create a new poetic expression," the Swedish Academy said. And gasps like a long round of applause by journalists attending the prize are met.
Nobel speculation has been referred to the singer last year, but has never been seen as a serious contender. Danius Academy's permanent secretary said she was Dylan's song "Poetry for the ears."
Robert Allen Zimmerman, who received the Nobel Prize as a singer in her humble beginnings, Duluth, Minnesota, was born in 1941, who himself harmonium, guitar and learned to play the piano has come a long way from the recent praise.
Last year, the award is based on the testimony of witnesses, documentary-style stories of Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich went. Dylan is home to eight million kronor ($ 906,000 or 822,000 euros) prize sum will take.
Season 2016 Nobel literature prize caps, medicine, physics, chemistry, economics and peace prizes announced for more than a week following the latter end of the war a half-century Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts with that, with the FARC rebels.
Traditions December 10, the anniversary of prize creator Alfred Nobel's death on the dictates of a formal ceremony in Stockholm - a gold medal and a diploma - 2016 winners will receive their prizes. A separate ceremony held on the same day in Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee for the Peace Prize that was awarded as a gift.