is Nobel Prize month in the world and
the really big news is that Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize
in Literature. He is the first American to win the top honor
since Toni Morrison won in 1993. More importantly, he is the
first musician ever to be recognized since the award was started in
1901. The Nobel committee praised the singer and songwriter
“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American
Dylan is the fourteenth
American writer to win this prestigious award since its inception.
Here is the list of American honorees: Sinclair Lewis
(1930), Eugene O' Neill (1936), Pearl Buck (1938), T. S. Eliot
(1948), William Faulkner (1949), Ernest Hemingway (1954), John
Steinbeck (1962), Saul Bellow (1976), Issac Bashevis Singer (1978),
Czelaw Miloz (1980), Joseph Brodsky (1987), Derek Walcott
(1992), and Morrison (1993).
How many of these prized
authors have you read? Come in and search thestacks to
see what you can find. There is a storehouse of knowledge and
literary entertainment in all these varied writers.