Bob Dylan took almost a week to acknowledge online that he was awarded a Nobel prize, but removed mention of the prestigious award from his website far more quickly.
A single sentence, “winner of the Nobel prize in literature,” posted on the page for The Lyrics 1961-2012 earlier this week is now gone, according to the Guardian.
It was announced last Thursday in Stockholm that the elusive music legend had won the award, but the singer-songwriter made little public mention of the accomplishment other than the small nod on his website a week later. The Swedish Academy, who decides who the Nobel laureate in literature will be each year, stopped trying to contact the 75-year-old Dylan after several attempts to reach him went unanswered.
Dylan received the award in recognition of his entire body of work, which spans more than 50 years of material. He is the first songwriter to win the award.