Swedish academy: Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’
Oct30

Swedish academy: Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him “speechless”. Asked “if I accept the prize? Of course”, the US singer-songwriter said in a call to the academy this week, around a fortnight after he was named laureate on October 13. “The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,”...

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Nobel academy member slams ‘arrogant’ Dylan
Oct22

Nobel academy member slams ‘arrogant’ Dylan

A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year’s laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced last week. The US singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls from the Swedish Academy, nor reacted in any way in public to the news. “It’s impolite and arrogant,” said the academy member, Swedish writer Per...

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