American poet and musician Bob Dylan called the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and in conversation with the permanent Secretary of the Academy Sara Danius said it will award him the Nobel prize for literature, reports TASS with reference to the newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
Still, the musician ignored the calls of the representatives of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and in his own speeches the theme of awarding the prize to him passed it by.
Bob Dylan also said that he would try to arrive to the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prize in Stockholm, if “this even the slightest possible”. He also noted that the decision to award him the prize for literature is extremely difficult to believe.
The award of the Nobel prize will be awarded on 10 December – the day of Alfred Nobel’s death. From the hands of king Carl XVI Gustaf, the laureates will receive a gold medal with the portrait of the founder of the prize and a diploma. Each winner also cooked for 8 million Swedish kronor (906,7 thousand U.S. dollars at current exchange rates).
Earlier the Swedish Academy gave up trying to contact Dylan, just to clarify, whether the artist for the ceremony. Danius, in particular, told me that called and sent e-mails to the representative of Dylan, but he to didn’t contact.
The permanent Secretary noted, she’s not worried because he believes that eventually Dylan will arrive in Stockholm to receive the award.