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US singer Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

Updated torsdag 13 oktober 2016 kl 13.23
Published torsdag 13 oktober 2016 kl 12.45
Sara Danius: Why now? Well, the time was right
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Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan.
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Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan. Credit: David Vincent / AP / TT.
Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announcing the winner.
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Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announcing the winner. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer / TT.

American folk singer and writer Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Hear Radio Sweden's interview with the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius.

Frank Radosevich, producer, Radio Sweden: Hello all and welcome to our final live coverage of 2016's Nobel Prizes. We'll be providing updates as they come about this year's laureate for the literature prize.

12:27, 13 October 2016

Frank Radosevich, producer, Radio Sweden: Although it's common for other Nobel awards to be shared among several laureates, the Nobel Prize in Literature has only been shared between two individuals on four occasions.

12:33, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Having the announcement today instead of last week has really ramped up the excitement and speculation around the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. We're just 15 minutes away now...here are the favourites with the betting companies...Ngugi Wa Thiong'o 7/2 Haruki Murakami 6/1 Adunis 6/1
Don DeLillo 8/1 Philip Roth 12/1

12:35, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Will an American win it this year? Remember, the last American writer to win the award was Toni Morrison all the way back in 1993. We asked Alex Shephard @alex_shephard, news editor at New Republic magazine for his thoughts on why his country has been overlooked time and again and why this year,maybe, just maybe, it Don DeLillo "is the right american in 2016" http://t.sr.se/2e9F9G2

12:41, 13 October 2016

missknilsson: The ladders have come out. #NobelPrize https://t.co/c1dQyDUHVZ

12:42, 13 October 2016


Video cameras placed for the press conference announcing the laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Photo: AFP

Video cameras placed for the press conference announcing the laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Photo: AFP

12:51, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Such a contrast in atmosphere awaiting the #NobelPrize in literature compared to the Nobel awards in the Sciences - It's like a cocktail party complete with classical music in the background

12:52, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius will announce the #NobelPrize in Literature in 7 minutes time. First woman in this position:

12:53, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Earlier today we had the sad announcement of the death of Italian playwright Dario Fo, who won the literature prize in 1997. http://t.sr.se/2euh1Sy

12:55, 13 October 2016

NobelPrize: BREAKING 2016 #NobelPrize in Literature to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great Am… https://t.co/foaLULqJhl

13:00, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Okay here we go, the doors are open and in walks Permanent Secretary Sara Danius. And the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is......

13:00, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Bob Dylan!

13:01, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Well they said it was going to be a surprise!

13:01, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Awarded for creating new poetic expressions within the American great song tradition

13:02, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: He is the 9th American to win a Nobel prize in Literature and the first since 1993

13:03, 13 October 2016

Dave Russell, reporter, Radio Sweden: Sara Danius has now exited stage left - we'll bring you reaction to that huge surprise announcement - Bob Dylan is the winner of this year's #NobelPrize in literature.

13:04, 13 October 2016

Bob Dylan won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." 


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