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Bob Dylan Finally Accepts Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan has contacted the Swedish Academy and accepted the Nobel Prize that members of the academy awarded to him weeks ago. According to the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, Dylan said he was left “speechless” by the award and would “of course” accept it. The news comes after Dylan failed to respond to the award for several weeks, prompting a member of the academy to say his silence on the matter was “impolite and arrogant.” The Swedish Academy said it had given up on contacting Dylan two weeks ago, but Danius said at the time that they would wait for Dylan to make contact. In a statement on the academy’s website on Friday, Dylan was cited as saying, “The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless … I appreciate the honor so much.”