The Pulitzer board have finally woken up the the fact that maybe there’s something in this pop music fad which has been going on for the past 50 years or so. So it’s congratulatioins to the up and coming singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on his special citation “for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power“.
At least they have the grace not to wait for him to die first! Previous posthumous music citations have been given to Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.
Next stop the nobel prize for literature?