Nobel Prize committee still struggling to reach Bob Dylan
The whole world celebrated when the Nobel Prize committee declared last week that they were going to award the prestigious prize in literature to songwriter Bob Dylan for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
A week later, it seems like the 75-year old artist is ignoring his historic win, as the committee has failed to get in touch with Dylan, and has decided to give up trying to contact him. The administrative director of the committee told CNN recently that they have given up trying to reach the American icon and honor him with the award. He said, “We have stopped trying. We said everything we needed to his manager and friend…but we haven’t heard anything back. We will have the ceremony as usual, he will have the prize even if he is not there.”
It was announced that Dylan was the winner this year for the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 13. The same day, Dylan performed in Las Vegas but stayed mum over his win. The next day, he performed in Coachella but did not say a word again about the Nobel. As the singer-musician has remained silent on this historic honor so far, it looks like he will not be present to receive the honor at the award ceremony which will take place in Sweden in December.
Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the academy, said, “If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come. It will be a big party in any case and the honor belongs to him.”
Only Dylan knows what he is actually thinking about winning this huge honor!
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