The singer scoops honour for 'extraordinary poetic power'

Bob Dylan has been awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize at the annual ceremony hosted by Colombia University in the US.

A Special Citation was awarded to Bob Dylan for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”

The prestigious prize is sought after by writers and journalists and Dylan’s win for his music is unprecedented in terms of his genre.

Prize administrator Sig Gissler commenting on Dylan’s honour said it: “reflects the efforts of the Pulitzer board to broaden the scope of the music prize.”.

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Meanwhile, Dylan has recently confirmed 29 European tour dates.

To see the full list of dates, click here.