Bob Dylan Has Not Answered Any Messages Sent to Him by the Nobel Committee

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It’s nice to know that even after being honored with the Nobel Prize in literature, Bob Dylan isn’t letting the accolade change him. He’s not suddenly crowing about being a Nobel laureate, or how he’s the first musician ever to be given the award. No, Bob Dylan, in true Dylan fashion, isn’t saying anything at all — not even to the Swedish Academy members who have bestowed the prize on him. The Guardian is reporting that, despite repeated outreach from Academy secretary Sara Danius, Dylan has not yet contacted the people who’ve deemed him important enough to present him with one of the highest artistic honors in the world. “I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” said Danius, who is doing a great job of playing it aloof in hopes of getting Bob to notice her, adding that “If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come.” But if Dylan decides to stay home, he’s definitely going to miss out on the event everyone will be talking about the next day. Danius says she "isn't worried," and that she thinks he will come, but adds that the show will go on no matter what. “It will be a big party in any case and the honor belongs to him.” Well played, Danius. Very smooth.