Songwriters Everywhere! Oh Mama, Can This Really Be the End?

I’m thinking the purists of the literary world who objected last year to the selection of Bob Dylan must be feeling mortified to read the winner of the Nobel for Literature this year, saying in his first interview on the Swedish Academy’s own website, “it’s great to come one year after Bob Dylan who was my hero since the age of 13. He’s probably my biggest hero.” And if they look into the story of Kazuo Ishiguro, they’ll find that when he first started writing, what he wanted most of all was to be a songwriter!