Bob Dylan briefly acknowledges his Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan performs during day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30, 2012.
Bob Dylan performs during day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON • Bob Dylan has apparently - and briefly - acknowledged the Nobel Prize in literature he was given on Oct 13.

The Guardian newspaper and other media outlets on Thursday said the American singer-songwriter's website was updated to include, on a page promoting his book The Lyrics: 1961-2012, a headline in all caps, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE.

The page was dated Oct 17. The headline, which had disappeared as of yesterday, was the first time the reticent 75-year-old musician had made an acknowledgement of winning the world's highest literary honour, which comes with eight million kronor (S$1.3 million), said The Guardian.

Despite performing twice last week - in Las Vegas last Thursday, hours after the announcement, and at Desert Trip, the classic rock festival, the next day - he has yet to make a public statement about the win.

On Monday, the Swedish Academy that bestows the prize said it had given up trying to reach him and did not know if he would attend the award ceremony in Stockholm on Dec 10.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2016, with the headline 'Bob Dylan briefly acknowledges his Nobel Prize'. Print Edition | Subscribe