Bob Dylan Finally Opens up About Nobel Prize Win

'Whoever dreams about something like that?'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2016 6:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Stop the presses and forget the emails: We finally know what Bob Dylan thinks about winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Isn't that something?" he tells the Telegraph in an exclusive interview. Surprisingly, Dylan said even more than that on the topic after nearly two weeks after ignoring his historic win and dodging the Nobel committee's calls (to the point one committee member publicly called him "impolite and arrogant"). "Amazing, incredible," Dylan tells the Telegraph. "Whoever dreams about something like that?”

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Dylan doesn't offer any explanation as to why he's been so tight-lipped about the whole thing, nor does he weigh in on whether his songs qualify as literature. “I’ll let other people decide what they are,” he says. “The academics, they ought to know. I'm not really qualified." He does say he'll "absolutely" attend the Nobel ceremony in December "if it's at all possible." Read the full interview here. (Read more Bob Dylan stories.)

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