Can Bob Dylan Accept His Nobel Prize?

When the singer-songwriter made history, becoming the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for literature last week Bob Dylan fans rejoiced.

But will he accept the honour?

Speculation swirled Friday when cite of this Nobel Prize was scrubbed from the artist’s site, where the phrase “winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature” had previously been added to the page   promoting a book of his own lyrics.

It’s not there.

Dylan, 75, is known for shying from awards recognition  and has yet to acknowledge  the prestigious win.

When the Nobel Prize was announced, the Swedish Academy said they had been honoring Dylan “for having created fresh poetic expressions within the fantastic American song tradition.”

The first time the award has gone is marked by Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature.   He is the first American to win the prize for literature since Toni Morrison in 1993.

Dylan, whose songs include Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008  because of  his “profound effect on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of outstanding poetic power.

The service for Nobel Prize winners  takes place on Dec. 10.