Songwriting legend Bob Dylan finally accepted, after 15 days of an apparent silent treatment, his Nobel Prize in Literature.
Calling the Honor amazing and incredible in a recent interview legendary singer-writer said, “It’s hard to believe.” Whoever dreams about something like that?
“The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless. I appreciate the honour so much.” He told the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius.
Before that Dylan had not responded the repeated phone calls made by the academy following the prize announcement, nor had he made any public statement, promoting one academy member to call him “impolite and arrogant”
On asking why he did not respond to the academy’s calls, Dylan said, “well, I’m right here.”
However, Dylan reportedly told a UK newspaper he intended to pick up the award in person “if at all possible”.