Bob Dylan Speaks Up About Nobel

October 29, 2016

The singer-songwriter had been noticeably silent about winning the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month — but now Bob Dylan has told the Swedish Academy he will accept the prize, according to an article in CNBC over the weekend.

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“The notoriously media-shy Dylan had not made any comment on the $900,000 prize, despite repeated attempts by the Swedish Academy to contact him since it named him as the winner on Oct. 13,” noted the article.

The Nobel Foundation said in a statement that Dylan this week told Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, that he accepts the prize.

The committee that awarded the Nobel Prize to Dylan said it was up to the iconic singer whether he wanted to attend the prize-giving ceremony this year or not. "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 Friday. "The Nobel Foundation will share information as soon as it is available."

Separately, Dylan told The Telegraph, the British daily newspaper, that he will be at the Nobel Prize ceremony if he can, noted CNBC.