AceShowbiz - Bob Dylan who was picked as the recipient of 2016 Nobel Prize in literature was blasted by Nobel Academy member Per Wastberg. "One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is," Wastberg commented on the singer's silence over the honor the academy bestowed on him.
Dylan becomes the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in literature. The academy has repeatedly tried to contact him but apparently failed. The 75-year-old music icon hasn't acknowledged his Nobel win either. The award was indeed mentioned on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts, but a reference to the prize was reportedly removed from his official website.
It's unclear if the musician will attend the ceremony on December 10. "We were aware that he can be difficult and that he does not like appearances when he stands alone on the stage," Wastberg 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."