Now Philip Glass wins a literature prize

First Bob Dylan with the Nobel.

Now the minimalist composer has been presented with the 2016 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize.

What the heck’s going on?

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  • This is a specific prize for a specific year, in several categories. Glass won for his 2015 memoir (did that get noted here? Don’t recall seeing about it). Other musicians have won it similarly: Sondheim, Patti Smith. He was probably favoured in part because of his Chicago associations. Possibly because of the quality of the book, which is an interesting account of the progress of a composer over the course of most of the 20th century.

  • “It was a dark and stormy night… It was a dark and stormy night… It was a dark and stormy night… It was a dark and stormy night…”

  • Well, the Chicago Tribune (editorial board) endorsed Gary Johnson for president, a man who didn’t know what Aleppo was, so that may or may not shed some insight…

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