After a week of the announcement of Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan could not be contacted and the Prize committee has given up on contacting him. Choosing Bob Dylan as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature was unprecedented in the award’s over-a-century-long history.
Dylan, who is the first songwriter to have made the cut in the big category was announced as winner over contenders Salman Rushdie, Syrian poet Adonis and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o.
Ever since the announcement was made by the Swedish Academy on Friday, Dylan’s fans had been ecstatic about it but no response came from the ‘A fool such as I’ hit maker.
The award is announced every year in October while the presentation ceremony takes place in December. Dylan has not acknowledged the award yet.
However the Minnesota-born singer performed at a Desert Trip festival on Friday but known for his reclusive nature, people weren’t surprised of his non-excitement towards it. He has had a history of acting erratic with prize acceptance.
The Academy said that they have not heard back from the songwriter after various attempts to get through him. Until an official statement from either comes, it cannot be said whether or not Dylan will make it for the presentation ceremony in December.