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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

This year, the literature prize is the last of the six Nobels to be announced, following those for medicine, physics, chemistry, peace and economics

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American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been named as this year’s winner of the Nobel Literature Prize.

This year, the literature prize is the last of the six Nobels to be announced, following those for medicine, physics, chemistry, peace and economics.

At the end of September, the Academy explained that "for calendar reasons" it would not announce its prizewinner during the same week as the other Nobels, as it usually does.

Syria’s Adonis, considered a giant of contemporary Arab poetry, was a considered a favorite to win the award this year.