October 19, 2016 — “Wait. Who just snagged literature’s highest honor?” asked the Washington Independent Review of Books today.
“The selection of legendary folk singer/songwriter Bob Dylan as this year’s Nobel Laureate in Literature inspired as many raised eyebrows as it did high-fives,” the editors explain.
In this article, writers and lit lovers weigh in on the unconventional choice.
David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American Book Prize and the Grateful American™ Foundation, said: “Bob Dylan’s winning of the Nobel Prize is great news. It opens up possibilities for other, more innovative/less staid forms of literature.”