The singer is the first musician to be awarded the honour
Bob Dylan has broken his silence more than two weeks after being awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
The singer says he was left "speechless" by becoming the first musician to receive the honour.
“It’s hard to believe, amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?” Dylan told The Telegraph in his first interview since the Swedish Academy announced the honor on Oct. 13.
He now says he wants to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm in December "if at all possible".
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 #NobelPrizeLiterature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”— bobdylan.com (@bobdylan) October 13, 2016
Prior to this, Dylan reportedly refused to pick up the phone to speak to representatives of the Nobel committee.
One of the members of the Swedish Academy that awarded him the prize denounced him for his "impolite and arrogant" silence following the win.
Per Wastberg told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in last Saturday’s edition: “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is.”
In the lead-up to the ceremony, Dylan is bringing his vision of American landscapes and urban scenery to central London with a new collection of his art.
The exhibition, which opens at the Halcyon Gallery next month, features images of downbeat motels, forgotten fairgrounds and American landmarks including The Green River, which runs through Wyoming and Utah.
The Beaten Path will open on November 5 at the Halcyon Gallery and run until December 11.