Arin Basu, Bob Dylan was never a book writer. He wrote songs and was a singer himself. Songs are altogether a different category. Songs are not literature — in the traditional sense at least.
Do any of us ever go to a public library and ask for a book by Bob Dylan?
My question is: why would he be considered for Literature at all? Was there any shortage of Nobel-worthy writers in world literature?
The Nobel Committee has violated its own rules and played a sinister game this year. It’s a big blow to the writing community and the book world.
Personally, as a writer, I feel slighted and shocked.