Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Sunday, June 16, 2024


Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door
Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, gives a press conference to announce the laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 13, 2016. US songwriter Bob Dylan wins the 2016 Nobel Literature Prize. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP.



STOCKHOLM.- The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

"Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough," the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday.

So far the American troubadour has responded with silence since he won the prize on Thursday. 

He gave a concert in Las Vegas that very night, but made no mention of the accolade.

So -- as an early Dylan song may have put it -- how does it feel?

"I am not at all worried," said Danius. "I think he will show up."

Every December 10, Nobel prize winners are invited to Stockholm to receive their awards from King Carl XVI Gustaf and to give a speech during a banquet.

The Swedish Academy still does not know if Dylan plans to come to the event.

"If he doesn't want to come, he won't come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him," said Danius.

Dylan, 75, whose lyrics have influenced generations of fans, is the first songwriter to win the literature prize.

Other contenders for this year's prize included Salman Rushdie, Adonis and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.



© 1994-2016 Agence France-Presse










Today's News

October 18, 2016

New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

Austria to tear down Hitler birth house

Venezuelan donates 100 Latin American works to New York museum

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

Dulwich presents first exhibition devoted to the Dutch Master Adriaen van de Velde

A Surreal Legacy: Selected works of art from The Edward James Foundation to be offered at Christie's

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrates generosity of Henry Bloch with new acquisition

Masterworks of every genre in Heritage Auctions' November American Art sale

eBay launches eBay Collective to provide a new, curated experience for interior designers and consumers

Pablo Picasso's life spanning a period from 1906 to the beginning of the 1970s on view in Verona

Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

Liverpool's landmark Liver Building up for sale

A fall cornucopia of art treasures to be revealed during October Art Week

Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, tech gadgets

Rodolphe Janssen exhibits works by Emily Mae Smith

Beyond Bling: Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibits jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection

Red Grooms captures the essence of Memphis in a commission for the Brooks Museum

Kristin A. Swain to retire as Executive Director of The Rockwell Museum

Galerie Patrick Seguin presents Jean Prouvé's Bouqueval School in the Tuileries Garden

University of Virginia faculty and staff use 3-D printing to take a fresh look at ancient art

Tibet's thangkas find new fans across China

Spencer Finch's second solo exhibition with Jaames Cohan on view in New York

Malcolm S. Forbes Estate offers group of JFK hand-written and autographed speeches, doodles

MAGMA gallery exhibits works by three international artists




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful