Bob Dylan finally adresses his Nobel Prize win: "I was left speechless"

Two weeks after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, staying silent and pissing off everyone in the process, Bob Dylan broke his silence and shared his reaction in a new interview.

  • Says it's "hard to believe," and that it felt "amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"

  • Says he "appreciates the honor so much"

  • Will attend the ceremony "if it's at all possible."

  • Is confused by everyone thinking he was ignoring the prize

  • Nobel secretary Sara Danius, when announcing his win, compared his work to that of Homer and Sappho

  • About this comparison, Dylan said: "I suppose so, in some way. Some of my own songs - “Blind Willie,” “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” “Joey,” “A Hard Rain,” “Hurricane,” and some others - definitely are Homeric in value.

  • "I’ll let other people decide what they are. The academics, they ought to know. I’m not really qualified. I don’t have any opinion."