Bob Dylan SHUNNING Nobel Literature Prize? Committee gives up trying to contact star

Bob Dylan SHUNNING Nobel Literature Prize? Committee gives up trying to contact star

GETTYBob Dylan hasn’t acknowledged his Nobel Prize winThe 75-year-old was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last Thursday, but is yet to ackowledge the win.Dylan performed in Las Vegas that evening and didn’t mention the win before playing in Coachella at the Desert Trip festival on Friday.The Rolling Stones’ Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards praised him for the win at the festival, but still the musician made no reference.Jagger said: “I want to thank Bob Dylan for an amazing set. We have never shared the stage with a Nobel Prize winner before. Bob is like our own Walt Whitman.”GETTYDylan won for contribution to poetic expression in American musicRichards added: “I can’t think of anybody that deserved it better.”Sara Danius, Secretary of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prizes, said they’ve tried everything to contact Dylan.She said: “Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough.” Dylan hasn’t been a stranger to ignoring big award ceremonies over the years.In 2000 he won the Oscar for Best Original Song, with Things Have Changed in the film Wonder Boys. Yet he didn’t attend the ceremony in LA and instead accepted the award via video link from Australia.To make matters worse, in 2010 he was invited to the White House by President Obama to collect the National Medal for the Arts, but didn’t show up.GETTYDylan has a history of not taking awards seriouslyDylan was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song…

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