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Answer: Robert Allen Zimmerman

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  1. PayTriple

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    Question: who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature?
     
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    Yeah, I saw that this morning
     
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    I'm a huge Dylan fan, but there was nothing he wrote in 2015 or 2016 that comes anywhere close to deserving a Nobel.
    Now - if this was for "lifetime contributions" or something along those lines, then I get it...but for 2015/2016? A joke.
     
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    It is a lifetime award, given in 2016 to him.
     
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    He's been consistently nominated since 1997.
    Here's an article from 2011 saying his betting odds of winning went from 100-1 down to 5-1 that year.
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    His win is for the totality of his contributions, not just for 2015/16.

    edit- actually he was the betting favorite to win in 2011.
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    Then it makes a lot more sense...and he is certainly deserving, even if one only considers 1962-1966.
     
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    Still a strange choice, no?
     
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    No stranger than some of the other people they have chosen for literature. And certainly for "Peace."
     
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    It is unusual because his work does not fit into any of the traditional genres of literature, such as novels, stories, essays, poems, plays, speeches, etc.
    But, as the man himself wrote, the times, they are a changin'......
     
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    I love his lyrics... subterranean homesick blues, the hurricane, gotta serve somebody, thunder on the mountains and someday baby are all on my iPad. As a live performer, I'm not a fan. I saw him 10-12 years ago at hard rock and he was horrible. Mumbling to the point that he was completely unintelligible or entertaining. As far as entertainers go, he has contributed to society, but Nobel worthy? I'm no Nobel historian, but now artists across the musical spectrum could arguably be Nobel worthy.... I guess that's kool?
     

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