Bob Dylan receives the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the Nobel Prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Dylan, 75, was conceived on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota.

Press release from the Swedish Academy @bobdylan awarded 2016 #NobelPrize in Literature:

— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 13, 2016

He is the main American to win the Nobel Prize in literature  since Toni Morrison in 1993. Past famous American laureates in the literature classification incorporate William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.

Granting the 8 million Swedish crown ($930,000) prize, the Swedish Academy said: “Dylan has the status of a symbol. His impact on contemporary music is significant.”

Dylan will get his honor on December tenth in Stockholm, Sweden