Published Oct 28, 2016After a lot of silence and a bit of mudslinging, Bob Dylan has finally opened up about winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Today (October 28) the Swedish Academy issued a press statement, stating that Dylan finally rang them up this week. He apparently told permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, "The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless. I appreciate the honour so much."
Dylan also told UK newspaper the Telegraph, "It's hard to believe. Whoever dreams about something like that?"
He then went on to described the prize as "amazing, incredible."
That said, it has not yet been decided if Dylan will accept the award in person when the literature prize, as well as five other Nobel prizes, will be officially awarded in Stockholm on December 10. When asked by the paper if he would attend, Dylan said, "Absolutely. If it's at all possible."
The award was initially announced on October 13, with Dylan winning the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Controversy then began to brew due to Dylan's silence over the award, with one member of the Academy even calling him "impolite and arrogant."