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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 18:07 GMT+7

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the Swedish Academy said on Thursday in awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($927,740) prize.

Literature was the last of this year's Nobel prizes to be awarded. The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.

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Bob Dylan performs "Maggie's Farm" at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011. Photo: Reuters

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Concertgoers watch a performance by musician Bob Dylan during Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California U.S., October 7, 2016. Photo: Reuters

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