Bob Dylan winner of 2016 Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan has another award to add to his long list of achievements.

The singer was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award to someone primarily seen as a musician.

The times, they are a-changin’.


Desolation Row

They be to Nero’s Neptune
The Titanic sails at dawn
Everybody’s shouting
“Which side are you on ?”
And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
Fighting in the captain’s tower
While calypso singers laugh at them
And fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much
About Desolation Row.

–Bob Dylan