Bob Dylan says he will accept the Nobel Prize for literature

Nov 03, 2016, 01:41
Bob Dylan says he will accept the Nobel Prize for literature

"The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless", he told the Swedish Academy when he eventually got in touch. "Whoever dreams about something like that?" the paper quoted him as saying. "If it's at all possible".

Bob Dylan told a United Kingdom newspaper he "absolutely" wants to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in December "if it's at all possible", finally breaking his silence about earning the prestigious honour.

USA singer-songwriter Bob Dylan said the Nobel Prize left him "speechless", a statement published by The Nobel Foundation said.

Dylan's initial failure to publicly acknowledge the prize drew broad criticism, with many calling his silence arrogant.

He playfully told the reporter, "Well, I'm right here", when asked why he hadn't spoken about claiming the high honor and nice check that goes with it.

The committee that gave the award had said it was up to him whether or not to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year. Asked about the comparison, Dylan said: "I suppose so, in some way".

Wastberg said that the Academy had agreed to stop trying to contact Dylan and wait for the singer's next move.

Bob Dylan on stage in Carhaix, France, in 2012. On October 28, the Nobel Foundation also released their own statement regarding the musician's acceptance of the honor.

She told Sweden's TT news agency that Dylan called her on Tuesday evening and they spoke for about 15 minutes.

While many might believe that the singer doesn't deserve the honour, his fans, both old and new, will be grateful and looking forward for a possible speech during the December 10 award ceremony. The award comes with a prize of $927,740. "Some [of my own] songs - "Blind Willie, ' 'The Ballad of Hollis Brown, ' 'Joey, ' 'A Hard Rain, ' 'Hurricane" and some others - definitely are Homeric in value", he said.

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