Last week Bob Dylan was announced as the first ever musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, news which has excited pretty much the entire music world bar perhaps Dylan himself.
The Nobel Prize committee has completely given up on trying to get in contact with the musician, after a week of emails and calls going unanswered.
The committee’s secretary Sara Danius told Radio SR that there isn’t much more that they can do at this stage other than to wait to see if he responds. “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,” reports The Guardian.
With the ceremony to be held in less than two months, on December 10 – it’s not yet known whether Dylan will attend. “If [Dylan] doesn’t want to come, he won’t come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him,” continued Danius.
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