The man known as “the voice of a generation” can now call himself a Nobel Prize winner.
Bob Dylan was named Thursday morning as the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
During the announcement in Stockholm, the Nobel committee credited Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Since the 1960’s, Dylan has been recording music that has touched on a wide variety of topics from civil rights and politics, to religion and love.
The singer-songwriter has also starred in movies, and published six books of drawings and paintings.