By know we all know that Bob Dylan, the Minnesota born musician, has won the Nobel Prize in literature. We also know that it’s taken a minute for Bob Dylan to respond to the Swedish Nobel committee’s emails let alone publicly acknowledge he had won the prestigious award. Dylan’s non-response evoked considerable ire and was considered, “impolite and arrogant” by a member of the Swedish academy. News of Dylan’s win of the award has been mixed. The last time the award went to an American was in 1993, to the acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison. In an exclusive interview with the british newspaper The Telegraph, Dylan’s first interview in quite some time, Dylan acknowledged the award saying the win is “hard to believe” and “whoever dreams about something like that?” When Dylan was asked if he would be attending the award ceremony the iconic artist responded in Dylan-esque fashion, saying “Absolutely” and “If it’s at all possible.” Dylan also discussed his upcoming show at Halcyon Gallery in London. Read the interview in full over at The Telegraph. The Nobel award ceremony will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on December 10th, only time will tell if Dylan actually attends.
H/T: The New York Times