Bob Dylan Solemnly Accepts His Nobel Prize While Wearing Black Hoodie

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

You may recall that singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was not, shall we say, demonstrably excited over winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. To be more specific, Dylan neglected to respond to both calls and emails from the Nobel Academy alerting him to this prestigious honor and skipped President Obama’s reception for the American winners. But we can all put our minds at ease: America’s favorite harmonica-playing grump has accepted his award, and he did so while wearing the solemn attire of a black hoodie and brown boots.


Here’s the old rolling stone himself, sauntering into the back door of his ceremony:

Allegedly, Dylan took weeks to acknowledge the accolade, and missed the White House gala, due to “scheduling conflicts.” But since he was performing in Stockholm, Sweden this weekend, he managed to swing by and grab his world-renowned award.

Only 12 members of the Nobel Academy attended, together with members of Dylan’s personal staff. The musician, for his part, entered without ceremony, as you can see from the above photo. He did, however, at least look at his prize.

“Quite a bit of time was spent looking closely at the gold medal, in particular the beautifully crafted back, an image of a young man sitting under a laurel tree who listens to the muse,” recounted Sara Danius, permanent secretary for the Academy. She remarked further, “Spirits were high. Champagne was had.”

Well, that’s nice. I hope Dylan remembered to take home his medal, so that he can select a place of honor for it in his garage.


[Consequence of Sound]

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Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Bob Dylan, and I think his songwriting really did merit this award, and I know not caring about stuff is his schtick, but at what point does his behavior just become rude? I mean, while his work deserves celebration, I can think of many more literary artists who also deserve accolades that would have shown up and accepted that award graciously and would have used the prize money to either produce more work or make a difference. Come on, Bob Dylan. Sack up.