Bob Dylan No Longer Acknowledging He Won the Nobel Prize

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Honoree Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After Bob Dylan was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the prize committee spent days trying to contact him, to no avail. Yesterday, the eternally cryptic Dylan finally acknowledged the silly little insignificant award he’d been honored with a short mention on his website, but as of this morning, the acknowledgement has been deleted, FACT notes. 

We noticed yesterday that Dylan’s site’s listing for his lyrics compendium The Lyrics: 1962-2012 included the line WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE, an elliptical nod to the award, and the first time Dylan had made anything resembling a public statement about it. Here’s how it looked then:

Bob Dylan No Longer Acknowledging He Won the Nobel Prize

And here’s how it looks now:

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Bob Dylan No Longer Acknowledging He Won the Nobel Prize

Maybe when Dylan sang “I’m closing the book on the pages and the text / And I don’t really care what happens next / I’m just going, I’m going, I’m gone” on 1974’s Planet Waves, he was talking about the Nobel Prize acknowledgement he would later publish on his website. Who can say.

Of course, this sort of thing is to be expected from the man who once snubbed the president of the United States in his own house.


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