A number of authors vented their frustration online that Dylan was chosen as this year’s recipient of the prestigious award. The Nobel Prize in Literature traditionally goes to novelists, poets and playwrights, rather than songwriters.
Read some of the reactions below.
I totally get the Nobel committee. Reading books is hard.
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) October 13, 2016
— Jason Pinter (@jasonpinter) October 13, 2016
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) October 13, 2016
This feels like the lamest Nobel win since they gave it to Obama for not being Bush
— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) October 13, 2016
I’m a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies.
To be fair, no one really expected Dylan to win.
The New Republic put his odds of winning at 50:1 just last week. And no American has taken the Nobel Prize in Literature since Toni Morrison in 1993.
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Even though we’re in a new era of ”Star Wars,“ it’s always good to look back at where we’ve been in the long history of ”Star Wars“ novels
After Disney bought LucasFilm and got the ball rolling on new "Star Wars" movies, they wiped clean the entire Expanded Universe of narratively connected novels, comics and video games from the official "Star Wars" timeline. Gone, yes, but not forgotten. Among all the novels that were published over three decades, there's still plenty of gems to be found in the defunct Expanded Universe.