News about the Nobel Prize left me speechless: Dylan

28 Oct 2016


London, Oct 29: Breaking his silence American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has said the news that he was to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature left him 'speechless'.

"If I accept the prize? Of course,” the Nobel Foundation quoted him as saying in a statement.


On 13 October, 2016, the Swedish Academy announced that this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".


This week Bob Dylan called the Swedish Academy.


“The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless”, he told Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. “I appreciate the honor so much.”


It has not yet been decided if Bob Dylan will attend any events during the Nobel Week in Stockholm in December.


The Nobel Foundation said it will share information as soon as the information is available.



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