Nobel Prize in Literature

Song and dance man

Print edition : November 11, 2016

Bob Dylan at the 22nd annual Bluesfest music festival near Byron Bay, Australia, on April 25, 2011. Photo: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP

A 2009 handout photograph. Bob Dylan refused to be cooped-in and categorised by labels. Photo: VIA BLOOMBERG NEWS

Performing during a civil rights rally in August 1963 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Rowland Scherman/National Archive/Newsmakers

With his songs, Bob Dylan, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, has served as a reluctant conscience in a world torn by prejudice, strife and greed.
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