Minnesota artist Bob Dylan was awarded America’s highest honor for music, literature and print journalism, the Pulitzer Prize. He received the recognition for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”.
As most Minnesotans are aware, Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth on May 24th, 1941, graduated from Hibbing High School in 1959, and for a brief period was enrolled in the University of Minnesota. His professional education began in the coffeehouses of Dinkytown before continuing in the folk venues of Greenwich Village. In addition to selling millions of records, he wrote a best-selling autobiography and has published both his poetry and visual art.
When not performing, Dylan greatly values his privacy. The Pulitzer Prize committee was still wondering how to reach Dylan on Monday.