After the organization made the controversial decision to award Dylan the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature in mid-October, the singer first ignored the honor, leading one academy member to call him “impolite and arrogant.” Once he had finally acknowledged the award, Dylan briefly teased the idea of attending the December 10 ceremony — but not long after, the academy said it had received word that he would not be coming to Stockholm for the event due to “pre-existing commitments.” Late last week, the academy suggested that Dylan could deliver his acceptance speech sometime next year, when he will apparently travel to Stockholm for a concert, but reports of the possibility have traces of wishful thinking about them: Dylan himself has said no such thing, at least not yet.
Leave it to the enigmatic Dylan to be so nonchalant in declining to attend the ceremony for one of the most prestigious honors he’s been awarded in more than a half century of hosannas.
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