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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan
“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
The Permanent Secretary
The Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange.
In February 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a death warrant for Salman Rushdie for having violated Islam through blasphemy with his novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie was forced to go underground.