Bob Dylan May Have Just Won The Nobel Prize, But He’s Not Too Excited—Here’s Why…
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He’s extremely hesitant about this whole thing
Wedged in between his two epic performances at Desert Trip, Bob Dylan received a prestigious honor that not many can say they’ve ever accomplished. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature, something that many thought he deserved because of his incredible lyricism in his music. When he received the award, fans fellow artists and even President Barak Obama were incredibly supportive and rejoiced! However, Dylan’s reaction has been less “ecstatic.”
Dylan has pretty much dodged Nobel Prize representatives, and hasn’t openly spoken about the honor. The only mention was on his website, he acknowledged the accomplishment under his “Lyrics” section on his biography. In all capital letters it read: “WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE.” However, the mention was then deleted shortly after. It’s pretty strange.
The Nobel Prize is an incredible honor, however Dylan has known to be quiet and not very outspoken. It may just be shyness, or he’s taking the route of “act like you’ve been there before.” Either way, he has to say something at some point.
The committee’s secretary, Sara Danius has commented on if Dylan will attend the official ceremony by saying: “I am not at all worried; I think he will show up. If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come. It will be a big party in any case, and the honor belongs to him.”
Hopefully we hear from Dylan soon!