ANGRY novelists have stressed that writing a novel is really difficult and writing some folks songs is not.
As Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, dozens of leading novelists said it takes ages to write a book, especially a really good one involving ‘magical realism’.
Reacting to the announcement, Sir Salman Rushdie said: “You’re fucking kidding me?
“Satanic Verses was not only incredibly challenging to write but has caused me a fair degree of difficulty.
“If only I’d bought myself a banjo.”
John Irving, author of The World According to Garp, added: “Presumably Mr Dylan will be sharing the prize with the other surviving members of the Traveling Wilburys?”