Don't Feel Alone: The Nobel Prize Can't Even Get A Call Back From Bob Dylan
If you get frustrated that your significant other, business partner, friend or family member won't call you or text you back, don't worry it happens to very best of us. The Nobel Prize, somebody most people would love to talk to, can't even get a call back from Bob Dylan, the man who just won its 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
He is the first ever musician to win the award.
According to Sara Danius, the Academy's permanent secretary, they have been trying to reach Dylan and he has not given them a call back.
"Right now we are doing nothing," Sara Danius, the Academy's permanent secretary, told state radio SR via The Guardian. "I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough."
As a result of his lack of response, the Swedish Academy has stopped calling Dylan.
With the lack of communication, it is unclear if he will accept the invitation to officially accept the award on Dec. 10 in Stockholm. It has only been four days since the prize was announced, so maybe he is just really bad at calling people back. We all know that person.
"If he doesn't want to come, he won't come," Danius said. "It will be a big party in any case, and the honor belongs to him."
Generally those who accept the award give a speech as well. If for nothing else, many folks would love to hear what he has to say at an event of this magnitude.
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, Oct. 13, spawning a media frenzy by just about every news organization (us included) of think pieces, listicles and analysis.