US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month.
He said the honour had left him “speechless”, the Nobel Foundation said in a statement.
The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December.
However, Dylan reportedly told a UK newspaper he intended to pick up the award in person “if at all possible”.
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