10/13/2016 07:34 EDT | Updated 10/13/2016 08:07 EDT

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

STOCKHOLM — Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In making the announcement today in Stockholm, the Nobel committee cited the legendary American singer-songwriter "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.''

bob dylan books Books by US songwriter Bob Dylan who was announced the laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature are displayed at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 13, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Dylan has recorded a vast number of albums which have had a huge impact on popular music — many of them delving into such topics as the social conditions of man, religion, politics and love.

Dylan is also an artist, actor and scriptwriter.

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