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Bob Dylan finally speaks about his Nobel win

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BOB Dylan has finally broken his silence and spoken about winning the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature.

Cool as any number of cucumbers, Dylan commented, "Isn't that something?".

He was speaking to The Daily Telegraph, who had an interview scheduled to talk about his new art exhibition, which opens at the Halcyon Gallery in London next week.

Having had more success at getting the 75-year-old legendary singer-songwriter to answer his phone than the Nobel committee, the Telegraph's writer proceeded to ask Dylan a few questions about his win.

Dylan, who is currently on tour in Oklahoma, is the first musician to be awarded the elite literary prize.

However, since his win was announced over a fortnight ago Dylan had made no public comment or even confirmed that he would attend the ceremony to accept the award on December 10.

Dylan's website had initially acknowledge his historic win but the post was mysteriously deleted within 24 hours.

His blanking of the Swedish academy led them to label him, "impolite and arrogant".

Which could make for an awkward moment at the ceremony, as Dylan also confirmed to the Telegraph that he is planning to travel to Stockholm to accept his award. Although he did leave himself a little wriggle room...

"Absolutely," he said, when asked if he would be attending. "If it's at all possible."

Speaking about his win he said, it was, "hard to believe".

"Amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"

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