Bob Dylan refused to attend the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prize

75-year-old American musician and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, which on 13 October, received the Nobel prize in literature for «the creation of new poetic images in the great American song tradition», refused to go to Stockholm for her presentation, describing his arrival is impossible due to «other commitments», according to the Swedish Academy.

In Stockholm, said that Dylan «would like to personally receive the prize, but due to other commitments, unfortunately, impossible.» While at the Academy said that I respect the decision of the musician, and his refusal to pick up the award on 10 December, the day of the official ceremony is unusual, but not exceptional.

«We look forward to Nobel lectures of Bob Dylan, which is in accordance with the rules must be held within six months», — added in the Academy.

Bob Dylan was the first musician who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The decision was promulgated on 13 October, after which Dylan did not comment on this event. Attempts by the Swedish Academy to contact him for two weeks with no success that resulted in charges against Dylan in arrogance.

However, in late October, Dylan confirmed that they accept the high award. «Can I take the prize? Of course,» — said the singer to the permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius, saying that the news about awarding him the prize for literature shocked him.

The ceremony of the Nobel awards will be held at the Stockholm concert hall on December 10 at the day of death of Alfred Nobel: from the hands of Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf winners will receive gold medals with a portrait of Nobel and diploma. The size of remuneration of the Nobel prize this year, as in the previous three years, 8 million kronor (about 888 thousand dollars).

Bob Dylan refused to attend the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prize 17.11.2016

Ноябрь 17th, 2016 by
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