US songwriter Bob Dylan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that surprised prize watchers.
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Dylan, 75, was honoured "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the Swedish Academy said.
A draft of the lyrics for Bob Dylan’s protest song A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall was up for auction in London fetched up to 200,000 pounds ($314,000), last year.
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The typewritten manuscript, with the date 1962, contains many scribbled revisions and scratching-outs to the song that Dylan recorded in December 1962 and released on the album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan the following year.
A 2014 auction of Dylan’s 1965 original handwritten lyrics for Like a Rolling Stone fetched just over $2 million at Sotheby’s in New York, setting a record for a rock music manuscript.
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