Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dylan Disses the Swedes By Ignoring Their Fancy-Shmancy Prize

So far the newest Nobel laureate has remained mum re his prize--and it's driving the Swedes crazy:
The Swedish Academy, which named the US singer the recipient of its prestigious accolade on Thursday, said that calls and emails had only been answered by Mr Dylan’s collaborators. The 75-year-old has so far not responded to the honour, and didn’t mention it when he appeared in concert over the weekend.  
“Right now, we are doing nothing,” said Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Nobel Prize. She confirmed the academy did not know whether the singer would travel to Sweden in December to receive the award.  
“If he doesn’t want to come, he won't come," she said. "It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him."
Dylan a no-show in Sweden?

That would serve 'em right for tapping a notoriously eccentric performer for their prize. (Mind you, he did show up to get this one.)

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