TWO weeks after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan has finally responded to the Swedish Academy’s accolade.
The artist said he had been ‘left speechless’ by the award, perhaps a diplomatic way of deflecting criticism that he had been arrogant for not publicly responding sooner.
Dylan had allegedly refused to respond to requests for a comment from the prestigious Academy maintaining an aura of mystery as the world revelled in an orgy of classic tracks.
“I appreciate the honour so much,” Dylan said, adding that he would ‘absolutely’ attend the ceremony if invited.
“Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.”