8 April 2008
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture”.
The special music award recognised the 66-year-old’s “lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”.
Prize administrator Sig Gissler said the honour “reflects the efforts of the Pulitzer board to broaden the scope of the music prize”. Other recipients included US playwright Tracy Letts and novelist Junot Diaz.
Dylan’s award marks the first time the panel has recognised a rock musician.