Find Nobel Prize Winner, Bob Dylan @ CSN Libraries

Better Start Swimming or Sink Like a Stone- For the Times They Are A Changing

The 2016 Nobel prize for literature was awarded to singer and songwriter Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

This moment is especially historic considering an American hasn’t won the Nobel prize for literature since novelist Toni Morrison won in 1993, and a songwriter has never won the Nobel prize for literature before!

Dylan, known for such 1960s hits as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” and “The Times They Are a-Changing,” has written over 500 songs in his lifetime. At age 75 he’s still going strong, having released his latest album, Fallen Angels, in May 2016.

Our CSN Library has books, films and more covering all aspects of Dylan’s life and music. For background, try Gale Virtual Reference Library.  For in-depth films, watch the award-winning major motion picture I’m Not There or the 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back- Bob Dylan’s 1965 Tour.

We also have thousands of articles about the icon, whose lyrics have been quoted in all types of literature, from biomedical to legal to theological. If you need any help finding what you need, just ask a librarian!