Bob Dylan wins a Pulitzer
Cited for his 'profound impact on popular music and American culter, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power', Dylan received a special honorary Pulitzer on Monday.
See the full list of 2008 Pulitzer winners in Maireid Sullivan's NowPublic story here.
Dylan, the most acclaimed and influential songwriter of the past half century, who more than anyone brought rock from the streets to the lecture hall, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, cited for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
It was the first time Pulitzer judges, who have long favored classical music, and, more recently, jazz, awarded an art form once dismissed as barbaric, even subversive.
"I am in disbelief," Dylan fan and fellow Pulitzer winner Junot Diaz said of Dylan's award.