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Bob Dylan Awarded France’s Legion d’honneur

Dylan and French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti. Photo via The Guardian.

On Wednesday France’s culture minister Aurélie Filippetti gave Bob Dylan France’s highest honor, awarding him the Legion d’honneur. According to the New York Times: “Mr. Dylan, 72, spoke briefly after the presentation, saying that he was ‘proud and grateful’ to have received it.

Dylan has quite a collection of awards. According to the New York Times: Dylan was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in May, and has “a long list of honors that includes the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012), the National Medal of Arts (2009), a Pulitzer Prize special citation (2008), the Prince of Asturias Award from Spain (2007) and so on, back to the Tom Paine Award in 1963. He has been honored by France before: in 1990, he was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.”

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