The question of whether Bob Dylan will pick up his Nobel Prize in person finally has an answer … and that answer is no.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that according to The Swedish Academy, Dylan is “not coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature.”
Bob Dylan won the being Nobel Prize in Literature in October, a decision that was met with many eyebrow raises from the literary community. The singer did not respond to the Academy’s initial attempts to get in touch with him, but he finally acknowledged the honor, calling it “incredible” weeks after receiving the prize.
In October, Swedish Academy permanent secretary Sara Danius said she was “not worried” and thinks “he will show up.” She added, “If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come. It will be a big party in any case and the honor belongs to him.”