Newswire: Bob Dylan will do his best to swing by and pick up his Nobel prize

After more than two weeks of ducked questions, radio silence, and at least one deleted post on his own website, Bob Dylan has finally given in and accepted that he’s the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Earlier today, the Nobel Foundation posted a brief note on its site, quoting Dylan as saying, “If I accept the prize? Of course,” during a recent phone conversation with the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. He also said the “news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,” which may or may not be a joke about how long it took him to respond to the Foundation’s calls, because with Bob Dylan, that sort of thing can be pretty hard to tell.

Of course, just because Dylan gives a straight answer on one thing, doesn’t mean he’ll be clear about anything else; the Foundation’s release …

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