Some people dream of winning the Nobel Prize, but Bob Dylan doesn’t seem to be particularly bothered about it. The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach the songwriter, after awarding him the prize for literature last week.
“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,” the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, said, according to a report by RT.
The American singer and lyricist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.
Though Dylan gave a concert in Las Vegas on the same day, he failed to mention the achievement. His official Twitter account has re-tweeted congratulatory tweets, however, including one from US President Barack Obama.
Dylan is invited to Stockholm on December 10, along with his fellow winners, to receive his award from King Carl XVI Gustaf and make a speech at the banquet.
It remains unknown whether he actually plans to attend the event, however.
Dylan is the first songwriter to win the prize for literature, which has sparked some controversy, as many believe it should have been given to a literary great, rather than a musician.