Bob Dylan Briefly Acknowledges Nobel Prize Win (Then Goes Back to Ignoring It)
Published Oct 21, 2016Bob Dylan had the honour of the Nobel Prize in Literature bestowed upon his name earlier this week, but despite receiving praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and even President Obama, Dylan himself seemed to be skirting all attention related to the award.
That is, until the singer's website was updated with a rather casual nod to the win. As The Guardian points out, a listing for a print compilation titled The Lyrics: 1961-2012 was updated earlier this week (October 19) to include the phrase "winner of the Nobel prize in literature."
That nod to the recent accomplishment — so far, the only public acknowledgement from Dylan's camp — has now been removed from the book's description. Whether Dylan had any direct hand in either the phrase's initial inclusion or its subsequent removal is unclear.
It seems for now, Dylan is content draw out his mysterious silence on the matter.
As previously reported, Dylan was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."