The Nobel foundation is being kind of dumb by awarding this to a musician and they seem to expect the unusual of it to have generated a big response from bob.
The fact that we are even seeing articles about his non-response is silly in itself and shows they didn’t get he reaction they wanted so they’re now fabricating one
The body that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it has stopped trying to contact US singer Bob Dylan about being this year’s honouree.
Bob acted weird and quiet. He didn’t say anything to the crowd, just sat down and started singing. Also, they said it was clear no one was allowed to film his face at all, as the camera feed was usually showing crowd shots or the back of Bob’s head.
“Right now we are doing nothing,” said Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
“I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough.”
The 75-year-old performed in Las Vegas shortly after his win was announced but made no mention of the award.
It is not known whether the singer-songwriter will travel to Stockholm to receive his award in person on 10 December.
“If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come,” Danius told reporters. “It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him.”
Dylan is the first person to receive the award for songwriting and the first American to win since 1993. The balladeer, artist and occasional actor was recognised “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
A message recognising the honour was posted on Dylan’s official Facebook page.
You can listen to the latest episode of Penn’s Sunday School podcast (Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller) to hear what it was like to be at Bob’s concert the night he won the Nobel prize. Penn said Bob was giddy on stage and he and his crew were in great spirits back stage. Bob doesn’t talk to press but that doesn’t mean he wasnt grateful or happy.