The American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan didn't pick up his Nobelprice for Literature in Stockholm. This was announced by the Swedish Academie. Dylan brighter nevertheless stated that he was going to try to be present at the Nobel Prize Ceremony on December 10th 2016, but he's got 'other commitments'.
Dylan informed the Swedish Academy yesterday with a letter that he wanted to receive the award in person, but that it wasn't possible because of other obligations. He reaffirmed that he feels honored by the Nobel Prize. It's unusual for a winner to not pick up his prize, but not exceptional said the Swedish Academy.
The choice to assign the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan came as a surprise for Bob Dylan in October and drew criticism. Dylan waited two weeks before reacting, and said that he was 'speechless'.