The times are a-changing.
On Thursday, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, marking the first time the coveted literary award has gone to someone who is mainly seen as a musician.
The 75-year-old won the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the Swedish Academy said.
"For 54 years he has been at it, reinventing himself," said
And while many Dylan fans have rejoiced at the news, others online and in the literary community have had a more tempered reaction. Some are angry that the award has skipped over fiction writers for the second year in a row.
New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul tweeted repeatedly after the news broke Thursday morning, saying it was good news but noting how many "deserving" novelists there are .
Others lamented the news.
Still others found the opportunity for jokes.
Dylan won a
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