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Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that bestowed the literature prize on Bob Dylan, has said his failure to respond to the honour was disrespectful.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Santos for his "resolute" attempts to stop a civil war that has killed more than 200,000 Colombians and displaced millions since the 1960s.
If the public or even the Nobel Committee were waiting for a big response - or even some kind of response - from bob dylan himself about the fact that he'd been awarded the Nobel prize in literature, they may have to keep waiting.
Nobel Committee fails to get response from Bob Dylan. Dylan's silence about the Nobel prize puts a question mark on his appearance at the award ceremony in Sweden scheduled in December.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded President of Colombia and Former Fletcher Fulbright scholar Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 on Oct. 7. Santos was awarded the prize for his efforts to end the country's civil war.

MMHF can sympathize with Nobel Committee. October 20, 2016. The Journal. Save | Post a comment |. An article in The Journal earlier this week indicated that the Swedish Academy, which administers the Nobel prizes each year, hasn't been able to directly ...
Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize for literature last week, although he has yet to get in touch with the Swedish Academy, or indicate whether he will attend the celebrations.
David R. Wheeler is a freelance writer, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, and the editor of the online magazine AliveTampaBay.
Since he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature last week, the Nobel Committee hasn't been able to track Dylan down.
Dylan, 75, is yet to respond to the accolade, which was announced on Thursday. That evening he gave a concert in Las Vegas in which he spoke little, and did not mention the award.
Back in 1991, having just finished reading the 50 most banned books, I got it in to my head that I was going to read the works of all of the Nobel laureates in literature.
Fernando Vergara • Associated Press Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, shown here with his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, demonstrating that the Nobel Committee believes that progress in resolving ...
In recognising Santos, the Nobel Committee was sensitive to the feelings of those who suffered. It said: "The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace ...

Dylan, 75, is yet to respond to the accolade, which was announced on Thursday. That evening he gave a concert in Las Vegas in which he spoke little, and did not mention the award.
Back in 1991, having just finished reading the 50 most banned books, I got it in to my head that I was going to read the works of all of the Nobel laureates in literature.
Fernando Vergara • Associated Press Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, shown here with his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, demonstrating that the Nobel Committee believes that progress in resolving ...
The world's most famous prize was just awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, days after his historic peace deal with FARC rebels suffered a razor-thin defeat at the ballot box.
In recognising Santos, the Nobel Committee was sensitive to the feelings of those who suffered. It said: "The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace ...
The Nobel Committee just joined the rest of the world in betraying the Syrian people - by failing to give the peace prize to the group that deserved it the most.
The Nobel Committee awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end a 52-year conflict with the left-wing FARC guerrillas.
Nobel Committee Praises Santos' "Resolute Efforts to Bring the Country's More Than 50-Year-Long civil war to an End".
No surprise the phone didn't ring Friday either when the Nobel Committee awarded Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos this year's coveted peace prize.
The Nobel Committee awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end a 52-year conflict with the left-wing FARC guerrillas.
The situation in Syria is so depressing that even the Nobel Committee for literature, which loves to celebrate its own wokeness, won't touch it with a ten-foot pole, which means that the poet and perennial Nobel bridesmaid Adonis also probably will not ...
From the besieged city of Aleppo, the disembodied voice of Ismail Alabdullah crackled over the line from a noisy Syria Civil Defense center.
Photo: Nobel Prize Committee. "I feel a little bit like the Wright brothers who were flying 100 years ago for the first time and people were saying why do we need a flying machine?
British-born scientists David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel physics Prize on Tuesday for deep new ideas in quantum theory of matter, using topology.
So why does matter, well, matter so much to the Nobel Committee? Recommended:Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz.
Or, for that matter, on the Nobel Prize Committee, which -- amid the bloodshed -- awarded Rabin, Peres, and Arafat a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
But the Nobel Committee completely overlooked Haber's role in chemical warfare during World War I. Enthusiastically supporting the German war effort, he supervised the first major chlorine gas attack at Ypres, Belgium, in 1915, which killed thousands ...
Is it appropriate for the Nobel Committee to call prize winners at all hours of the night in order to inform them of their award?
The celebrated parasitologist was honoured by the Nobel Committee which last year awarded the prize for medicine to him and fellow scientist Satoshi Omura for their work in defeating the roundworm, which causes river blindness.
Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 10.
According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee - which is responsible for selecting the prize winner - "Qualified Nominators" include former prize recipients, international court judges, as well members of national assemblies and university processors.
A petition on Change.org calling on the Norwegian Nobel Committee not to give the prize to the White Helmets says the award "would prolong the suffering of the Syrian people and reward the White Helmets for being US and UK government-funded and ...
"The Department of Defense, President Obama, and the Nobel Prize Committee are all interested in Jarrahi's 'basic research,'" according to Popular mechanics, "because essentially what she has done is increase the sensitivity of terahertz scanners ...
"Ten years into the future there's a risk that it will be seen as major omission by the Nobel Committee," he said of a lack of criticisms of Russian restrictions on human rights and the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014.
Yet there will also be dozens of nominees for the prize who will be rebuffed by the Nobel Committee. They, too, will join an elite club.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee noted the pledge in its citation for Obama's peace prize in 2009. He has fallen short in this quest.
The Nobel Committee cited Akerlof's 1970 paper, "The market for 'Lemons,'" which for the first time described the role of asymmetric information in causing market failure.
Nothing oozes hubris like Barack Obama putting on a humble act. "There's a point where the vanity burns away and you've had your fill of your name in the papers, or big adoring crowds, or the exercise of power," the president tells historian Doris ...
Likewise, the Nobel Committee is unlikely to concern itself with the patent brawl - at least if history is any guide. Hansson says that the committee has consistently tuned out external factors, even in the 1930s when Adolf Hitler forbade German ...
The Nobel Prize Committee decided to award the peace Prize to Arafat and Rabin. Peres' admirers around the world raised hell, until the committee added Peres to the list.
In this sense the prize covers areas of scientific activities that are beyond the scope of the Nobel Committee's range of interests.
It has been changed on two pages but not in the press releases from the Norwegian Nobel Committee (NNC). NNC does not want us to change in their official material.
We've profiled them before - which may testify either to the good taste of the Ig Nobel Committee or the questionable judgment of this network.


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