Good morning! Since Nobel Prize season has come once again, I asked who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.
The answer was Minnesota’s own Bob Dylan!
Bob Dylan was born in Duluth and grew up in Hibbing. He was the first songwriter to win the prize in literature, and won the award for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Dylan didn’t accept the Nobel Prize until six months later in April, but he didn’t travel to Stockholm to deliver the required lecture needed to receive the cash prize of 8 million kroner, or about $900,000.