Dylan is the 259th American to have won the award
Former Isle Of Wight Festival organiser Ray Foulk has hailed Bob Dylan‘s Nobel Prize for Literature.
Dylan, 75, earlier became the 259th American to win the award. The prize is given to an individual who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.
Foulk, the organiser of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, told NME: “As analysed and detailed in my book, Stealing Dylan From Woodstock, Bob Dylan’s 17 songs at the Isle of Wight in 1969 (his only concert in seven and a half years) was a good taster of his whole 60’s output. His music is heavily laden with literary references and concepts and this alone is enough to justify a major award. This Nobel Prize is long overdue, recognising one of the greatest wordsmith’s of all time.”