How many phone calls must a man receive/Before you call him a Nobel Prize winner? Bob Dylan is apparently seeking to answer that question. Despite the Swedish Academy having awarded the singer-songwriter the Nobel Prize in Literature last Thursday, Dylan has not said a word about his win — nor confirmed to the Swedes that he will be attending the Nobel Prize winners' banquet, The Guardian reports.
"Right now we are doing nothing," the Academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio, confirming the committee has given up trying to reach Dylan. "I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that's certainly enough."
The winners banquet in Stockholm is highly anticipated in part because the laureates are invited to give speeches. Additionally, it is at the banquet that the laureates receive their awards from King Carl XVI Gustaf. Yet at his concert in Las Vegas on Thursday night, Dylan characteristically didn't say nearly anything to the crowd, much less mention his Nobel.
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"I'm not worried at all," Danius said. "I think he will show up."
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