Just days after shocking the music world by awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature, the songsmith - known for being relentlessly stubborn - has been screening their calls.
The Swedish Academy commented on the matter during a radio interview.
“Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday.
They're probably getting a little bit worried, aren't they? Seeing as every Nobel Prize winner is invited to Stockholm every 10th December to receive their awards from King Carl XVI Gustaf and to give a speech during a banquet. Just a little bit?
“I am not at all worried,” said Danius. “I think he will show up.”