HOT TAKES: Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

When it comes to the awarding of something so prestigious as the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is no better source of commentary and reaction than Twitter. Here are the hottest takes on the hottest award of the year:

There was lots of speculation on who might win this year. Dylan was a longshot, to say the least. As one of the most comprehensive analyses of the field put it, “Bob Dylan 100 percent is not going to win. Stop saying Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize.”

But the answer my friend, came in from Sweden. The answer came in from Sweden:

Dylan was recognized for “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Some speculated on other contenders: 

And Literature Twitter was up in arms:

But others were okay with the choice:

Possibly the best defense of the win was made by just posting Dylan lyrics:

By now, Twitter is filled up with things about Trump. But if you want to catch up with the winner in real life:

Congratulations Dylan!

-Michael Moats

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