Bob Dylan gets a Pulitzer

Bob DylanThe 2008 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced and Bob Dylan has received a Special Citation:

for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

Other winners include The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz which received the Fiction Prize. The book has already received the National Book Critics Circle Award, it was on the NZ Listener’s list of 2007’s best books.

Diaz will be a guest next month at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and Christchurch City Libraries will be reporting from the festival to keep you all up to date.

One thought on “Bob Dylan gets a Pulitzer

  1. Tom Grasty 17 April 2008 / 6:28 am

    I was totally taken aback by this announcement regarding Dylan and Pulitzer. But certainly well deserved.

    I don’t know if you were reporting on the news (and good news it is) or are actually a fan, but if you are then I thought I’d introduce you to my new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, which I think you’d enjoy.

    It’s a murder-mystery. But not just any rock superstar is knocking on heaven’s door. The murdered rock legend is none other than Bob Dorian, an enigmatic, obtuse, inscrutable, well, you get the picture…

    Suspects? Tons of them. The only problem is they’re all characters in Bob’s songs.

    You can get a copy on or go “behind the tracks” at to learn more about the book.

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