The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

Bob Dylan Finally Accepts Nobel Prize
Christian Eede , October 31st, 2016 10:52

Musician had been named as recipient of the prize for literature two weeks ago

Bob Dylan has finally got in touch with the Nobel committee to recognise the prize for literature that they awarded him two weeks ago.

The committee's Sara Danius said that Dylan got in touch on Tuesday of last week and said that the prize had left him "speechless". The musician had briefly recognised the honour via a post on his website but that was quickly deleted.

A member of the committee that played a part in naming Dylan as the recipient of the prize for literature had grown impatient with Dylan and called his previous silence "impolite and arrogant". Dylan told The Telegraph that he would attend the December 10 ceremony if he can, adding that: "some [of my] songs definitely are Homeric in value".

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.