Bob Dylan says he'd 'absolutely' attend Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
<p>At long last, Bob Dylan has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/world-exclusive-bob-dylan---ill-be-at-the-nobel-prize-ceremony-i/" target="_blank">acknowledged</a>&nbsp;his Nobel Prize award.</p><p>The musician&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/bob-dylan-wins-the-2016-nobel-prize-for-literature/" target="_blank">received the award</a>&nbsp;for literature in mid-October, but kept the Swedish Academy and the public pretty much in the dark about how he felt — until now.</p><p><b>SEE MORE: <a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/3-physicists-from-american-universities-win-nobel-prize/">Physicists Win Nobel Prize For Exotic Matter Research. So What's That?</a></b></p><p>In an exclusive interview with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/world-exclusive-bob-dylan---ill-be-at-the-nobel-prize-ceremony-i/" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a>, Dylan said receiving the prize is &quot;amazing&quot; and &quot;incredible.&quot;</p><p>He asked, &quot;Whoever dreams about something like that?&quot;</p><p>Dylan also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/press/#/publication/5813bb6c3f5fa7030006bb32/552bd85dccc8e20c00e7f979?&sh=false" target="_blank">reached out</a>&nbsp;to the Swedish Academy this week, saying the win left him &quot;speechless.&quot;</p><p>That might be why Dylan&#39;s initial response wasn&#39;t very enthusiastic — or nonexistent. The Academy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/bob-dylan-hasn-t-acknowledged-his-nobel-prize-in-literature/" target="_blank">tried to contact</a>&nbsp;Dylan when it awarded him but got radio silence in return.</p><p>The musician even had a show at a music festival after the award was announced and still didn&#39;t acknowledge it. The Nobel committee called that response &quot;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/24/arrogant-bob-dylan-angers-nobel-authorities-as-he-goes-to-ground-over-literature-prize.html" target="_blank">rude and arroga</a><a href="" target="_blank">nt</a>.&quot;</p><p>But fast-forward to the present, and Dylan says he&#39;ll accept the prize. As for turning up to the awards ceremony, the musician says he will &quot;if it&#39;s at all possible.&quot;</p><p><b>SEE MORE: <a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/economics-nobel-prize-awarded-for-work-on-contract-theory/">Contracts May Be Boring, But They Won These 2 Men A Nobel Prize</a></b></p><hr><b>Trending stories at <a href="http://www.newsy.com">Newsy.com</a></b><ul class="inline-related-links"><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/great-british-bake-off-cooking-show-is-a-hit/">American Television Has Nothing On This British Cooking Show</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/women-to-direct-every-episode-of-jessica-jones-season-2/">Women Will Direct Every Episode Of &#039;Jessica Jones&#039; Season 2</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/tyler-perry-s-boo-a-madea-halloween-debuts-at-no-1/">Tyler Perry Is Still Making A Ton Of Money Off Mabel &#039;Madea&#039; Simmons</a></li></ul>
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan says he "absolutely" wants to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony "if it's at all possible" in December, finally breaking his silence about earning the prestigious honor.
The 75-year-old was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature earlier this month. In an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph posted Friday, Dylan says "isn't that something." and "it's hard to believe" of getting the award.
The singer-songwriter was silent after the announcement and a member of the Swedish Academy that awarded him the prize said the icon's silence was "impolite and arrogant."
The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony takes place Dec. 10 in Stockholm. Dylan is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature.
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