Bob Dylan Acknowledges Nobel Prize, Says He’ll ‘Absolutely’ Attend the Ceremony If He Can
Legendary musician Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month and, in a recent interview, he finally acknowledged the honor.
Speaking with The Telegraph about his upcoming show at London’s Halcyon Gallery, Dylan admitted that the honor is “hard to believe,” saying, “Whoever dreams about something like that?”
When asked if he’ll attend the ceremony in Stockholm, he replied, “Absolutely [if] it’s at all possible.”
Prior to his acknowledgment, the singer-songwriter was reportedly not returning the Nobel committee’s emails — which a Nobel Academy member called “impolite and arrogant” — and had only made a fleeting mention of the award on his website before the post was deleted.
The prize was presented to Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” with hits including “The Times The are A-Changin'”.
Dylan, 75, is the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature since Toni Morrison in 1993.