Legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan has finally reached out to the Swedish Academy to accept the 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature. He had kept silence since the announcement and did not accept or return the academy’s phone calls. This even led Swedish Academy member Per Wästberg to term Dylan has rude and arrogant.
But Dylan has finally called the academy to say he accepts the honour and said that the announcement left him speechless. When asked if he would attend the ceremony, Dylan said, “Absolutely – if it’s at all possible”. Bob Dylan’s name as the Nobel prize winner in literature came with some raised eyebrows. He is only the second person to win both the Oscar and Nobel prize after George Bernard Shaw.