Irvine Welsh slams Nobel Prize award for Bob Dylan

Irvine Welsh has launched an attack on the Nobel Prize for literature which was given to Bob Dylan, branding it 'an ill conceived nostalgia award'.

Irvine Welsh disagreed with Dylan's award. Picture: Jon Savage
Irvine Welsh disagreed with Dylan's award. Picture: Jon Savage

The Trainspotting novelist was less than happy about the award, which prompted 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,” he wrote.

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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.

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Bob Dylan. Picture: AP
Bob Dylan. Picture: AP