Scottish Novelist Upset With Dylan’s Nobel Prize Win

STOCKHOLM (AP) —  Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh reacted angrily to the awarding of the Nobel Prize for literature to Bob Dylan, embarking on a series of exchanges on Twitter.

“I’m a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies,” the “Trainspotting” author wrote.

He continued: “If you’re a ‘music’ fan, look it up in the dictionary. Then ‘literature’. Then compare and contrast.”

He also begged to know if writer Don De Lillo had been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll hall of fame yet.

Meanwhile, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was one of the first to congratulate Bob Dylan on being awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

“What a joy that Bob Dylan got the Nobel for literature. Many fond memories from my adolescence are associated with his music,” she tweeted.

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One Comment

  1. That Scot must have been looking in a mirror when he came up with those descriptions, add to that a case of severe dementia as Dylan is more popular than the ever with teens and 20s. Now quick, can any one name anything this “writer” has written?

    1. Dan Mack says:

      The long cold winters cooped up together in those little Nordic countries make the old guys awarding them drool over their fantasies. It is the Nordic version of Playboy’s “Playmate of the year”.award. Just look at Obama. He got one.

  2. Go eat some sheep intestines you old fool.

  3. Brian Minor says:

    Sounds like a sore loser to me.

  4. TruthWins says:

    the Noble organization went lower from Obama winning his.

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