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Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Mention Scrubbed From His Website

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Singer Bob Dylan performs on stage at The Fleadh 2004 at Finsbury Park June 20, 2004 in London, England. (Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 01:20 PM

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature mention has been scrubbed from his website since the songwriter received the award last week.

Dylan, 75, is the first songwriter to win the prize, and he’s been known in the past to carefully recognize awards, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at his website, NBC News reported.

According to NBC, BobDylan.com recently removed the mention of the award in “the lyrics” section of the site.

At the top of the page, a line read, “Bob Dylan: The Lyrics: 1961-2012,” The Wrap reported. “Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature,” it also read, but that is no more.

The famous singer-songwriter won the Nobel Prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” The Wrap noted.

The Swedish Academy, which appoints the winner, has tried to contact Dylan, but hasn’t been able to reach him.

“We have not yet established direct contact with Bob Dylan but I have spoken to one of his close colleagues, who was extremely gracious,” the Academy permanent secretary Sara Danius said in a statement.

“It would be fantastic if Dylan wanted to come to Stockholm in December but if he doesn’t want to, so be it,” Danius added. “It has happened before, for different reasons – think Alice Munro, Doris Lessing, Harold Pinter and Elfriede Jelinek, to name a few. Whatever transpires, the award belongs to Dylan, which is what is important as far as the Swedish Academy is concerned.”

In 2013, Dylan became the first rock star to be voted into the elite American Academy of Arts and Letters, according to The Daily Mail.

According to executive director Virginia Dajani, the academy got the news to Dylan through his manager, Jeff Rosen, in January of that year. Dylan didn’t respond until May of 2013, and he released his statement through his manager.

“I feel extremely honored and very lucky to be included in this pantheon of great individual artists who comprise the (American) Academy of Arts and Letters. I look forward to meeting all of you some time soon,” Dylan, who was not present for the actual induction ceremony, said in his message, The Daily Mail noted.

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