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Last year’s winner, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, found out when reporters knocked on her door and told her she had won “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”. The sixth and final Nobel medal of the year is presented by the Swedish Academy to a winner who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. Prior to the result, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o had been the favourite to win, along with contemporary Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Syrian poet, essayist and translator Adonis.Nobel Prizes have already been awarded in physics, chemistry, economics and medicine with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos winning the prestigious peace prize.
That Dylan agreed to be interviewed for the tribute was surprising - although this legendarily guarded man has become slightly more accessible recently.But he knew Dylan was crazy about her - worth contemplating given the emotionally constricted public pose Dylan has affected throughout his life.It was good to see their duets again, which were remarkable musically and emotionally - they were such an interesting intersection of musical traditions.I hadn't heard Dylan before being so complimentary of Baez - saying that, from the start, he loved "Joanie's" soprano voice and her cotton-picking guitar style and how much he was honored by "Diamonds and Rust," Baez's bittersweet tribute to their love affair written a decade ("a couple of light years") afterwards.David Crosby said he wasn't sure of Baez's feelings for Dylan (she said, of course, she was crazy about him - "speaking strictly for me, we both could have died then and there").Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, turned 75 earlier this year.
His career has spanned more than five decades and his influence still pervades genres from rock and pop to folk and soul.
Baez was top gun when they started, with her haunting renditions of classic folk ballads, bringing them to a mainstream audience for the first time.
But, as one commentator explained, the genre had to generate new material to become a leading edge in modern music, and that simply left her in Dylan's dust.
Dylan will travel, as he always does, in a gigantic silver customised Prevost bus, worth around £1.5million.
Those of us in our sixties - veterans of the sixties - had to be moved by the PBS American Masters biography of Joan Baez: "How Sweet the Sound." The documentary recalled great and bitter moments, and highlighted Baez's brief relationship with Bob Dylan, the greatest musical lyricist of the twentieth century.
While the announcement was a surprise, Dylan has been a popular choice for consideration over the years, despite his work not fitting into the traditional categories of novels and poems usually favoured by the judges.