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.
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.