Over a week after he was named the first songwriter to land the Nobel Prize for Literature, the folk-rock music icon has posted the news on his website, which now features the text ''WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE'' in a piece promoting a book of his lyrics.

Dylan has yet to publicly speak about the honour, even though he performed at the Desert Trip festival in California last weekend (14Oct16), and he reportedly hasn't even returned numerous calls from the Nobel committee, who awarded him the prize.

He becomes the first American to win the accolade since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993.