Bob Dylan Is Yet To Respond To Nobel Prize Panel
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:08:22
Last week, in a surprise move, the Swedish Academy honored Bob Dylan with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Since then, however, Dylan has made no acknowledgement about receiving the award. He made no mention of it during his second weekend performance at Desert Trip and has not released any statement about it.
Furthermore, The Guardian reports the academy has been unable to reach Dylan, and they are giving up trying to do so, ""Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough," the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday."
In reference to the Nobel Prize's yearly banquet, where winners receive their award from King Carl XVI Gustaf and give a speech, Danius said, "I am not at all worried. I think he will show up. If he doesn't want to come, he won't come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him."
Dylan is the first songwriter who has ever won the award. He is also the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature since Toni Morrison did back in 1993. Americans who have previously won the award include William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff