Here's what Bob Dylan has to say about his Nobel Prize win
Controversy erupted a few weeks ago when Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature ahead of more traditional authors such as the Syrian poet and essayist Adonis.
Given that Dylan's primary contribution to literature has been through years of song-writing, few expected the musician to win the prize. By awarding Dylan the prize, the Nobel committee essentially redrew the boundaries of literature to allow for song lyrics.
Dylan won the prize earlier in the month, but remained reticent on the award — prompting some to believe that he would not even be accepting it.
However, the Nobel Foundation has this week claimed that Bob Dylan rang them in order to accept the prize.
The UK's Daily Telegraph claims that Dylan said said to be awarded the prize is "amazing, incredible. It's hard to believe. Whoever dreams about something like that?" He is also reported to have said that the decision left him "speechless."
He also made the Nobel Foundation aware of his intention to pick up the award "if at all possible."