Songwriter Bob Dylan has subtly acknowledged winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.
While the artist has yet to officially comment on the news, which was announced by the Swedish Academy last week, Dylan’s website has been updated to reflect the win. The listing for Dylan’s book The Lyrics: 1961-2012 now includes the headline, “Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.”
According to reports, the Swedish Academy has tried to contact Dylan but hasn’t had luck getting a response. The news was not entirely well-received among the writing community. The Guardian has more:
The French Moroccan writer Pierre Assouline described the decision as “contemptuous of writers” while Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting, said that although he was a Dylan fan “this is an ill-conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies”.