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Nobel Prize Academy member finds Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

One Of The Members Of The Swedish Academy That Awarded The 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature To Bob Dylan Says US Singer-songwriter's Silence Since Receiving The Honour Is Impolite And Arrogant.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Oct 2016, 11:19:07 AM
Nobel Prize Academy member find bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'


One of the members of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says US singer-songwriter's silence since receiving the honour is "impolite and arrogant." 

Per Wastberg said Dylan's lack of reaction was predictable but disrespectful nonetheless.

He was quoted telling an International newspaper in October 22 edition, "One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is."

Wastberg said the academy still hopes to communicate with the 75-year-old artist, whose award credits him with creating "new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

The academy says it has failed to reach Dylan since the award announcement October 13. It was mentioned on Dylan's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The prize will be officially conferred on December 10 in Stockholm.

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First Published : 23 Oct 2016, 10:45:00 AM