Nobel Academy member shows frustration over Bob Dylan’s silence

bobdylanThe Swedish Academy is still hoping to hear back from Bob Dylan after they awarded him with the Nobel Prize for Literature, but Dylan still hasn’t responded, and one academy member showed some frustration over the silence recently.

Academy member Per Wastberg didn’t mince words when speaking to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter about Dylan.

“One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg told the newspaper, per the Associated Press.

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Wastberg also said, “We have agreed not to lift a finger. The ball lies entirely on his half. You can speculate as much as you want but we don’t.”

The award is scheduled to be presented at a ceremony on December 10. Swedish Academy secretary Sara Danius told The Guardian earlier this month that she felt Dylan would show up to accept the award.

“I am not at all worried,” said Danius. “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.”

Photo credit: By Alberto Cabello from Vitoria Gasteiz (Bob Dylan) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

2 comments to “Nobel Academy member shows frustration over Bob Dylan’s silence”
  1. Danius has her head in the sand. I think it’s clear he’s not planning to show up… I kind of hate him for it, and it kind of makes me love him more.

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