Bob Dylan is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Swedish Academy honored Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
The 75-year-old Dylan is the first American to win the literature prize since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993.
While many social media users were quick to praise the academy for selecting the singer-songwriter, others questioned his merits in the category.
Here's how the news unfolded on Twitter: