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”Â had previously been added to the pageÂ Â Â promoting a book of his own lyrics.
It’s not there.
Dylan, 75,Â is known for shying from awards recognitionÂ Â and has yet to acknowledgeÂ Â the prestigious win.
When the Nobel Prize was announced, the Swedish Academy said they had been honoring DylanÂ “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.Â Â He is the firstÂ American to win theÂ prize for literature since Toni Morrison in 1993.
Dylan, whose songs includeÂ Blowin’ in the WindÂ andÂ The Times They Are A-Changin,Â wonÂ a Pulitzer Prize in 2008Â Â because ofÂ Â his “profound effect on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of outstanding poetic power.
The service for Nobel Prize winnersÂ Â takes place on Dec. 10.