Bob Dylan recieves induction
Songwriter is the first rock musician ever to be admitted to American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The musician, however, was unable to attend the ceremony on Wednesday due to his touring schedule. He instead sent his regrets in a statement, in which he thanked the academy for the honour - adding that he "looked forward to meeting all of you, sometime soon."
The keynote speaker, novelist Michael Chabon, stated that "Song lyrics have arguably mattered more to me than writers of prose and poetry" and that "The question of whether or not Dylan's lyrics are poetry feels irrelevant."