Legendary musician Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel prize for literature. The Swedish Academy recognized Dylan, 75, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.''
Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angele, May 5, 2004.
Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius announces that Bob Dylan is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature during a presser at the Old Stockholm Stock Exchange Building in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 13, 2016.
Festival goers wait in line to be photographed against a billboard of Bob Dylan's album "Highway 61 Revisited" on day 1 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field, Oct. 7, 2016, in Indio, California.
President Jimmy Carter, left, presents Bob Dylan with the award for 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2015.