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Bob Dylan doesn't seem to care about his Nobel Prize

Posted: 9:31 AM, Oct 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-18 10:31:13-04

So Bob Dylan is a  Nobel laureate  now. Does he know that?

The Swedish Academy has been trying to contact Dylan ever since it  awarded him  the Nobel Prize in literature. After days of radio silence, the Academy  is giving up  on trying to reach him.

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Dylan gave  a concert  at a music festival one night after his award was announced. He didn't mention the award.

But Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who took the stage after Dylan,  commended Dylan  for his Nobel Prize. Jagger said, "Bob is like our own Walt Whitman. ... I can't think of anybody that deserved it better."

The Nobel committee is holding a banquet on Dec. 10 to honor this year's Nobel laureates. Dylan's certainly invited, but the  committee says  he doesn't have to come if he doesn't want to.


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