Bob Dylan pulled off a major surprise last week when it was announced that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Being the first musician to ever win the award, the announcement was met with a mixed response from people, some of whom felt that it should have gone to an established author or poet.

However, it's now been revealed that Dylan has not only yet to make a public statement on his win - he has yet to respond to the Swedish Academy, who have tried to contact him directly numerous times since Thursday's announcement.

Their secretary Sara Danius told SR Radio: "“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."

She added that the ceremony would go ahead as planned in Stockholm on December 10th, saying "I am not at all worried. I think he will show up."

"If he doesn’t want to come, he won’t come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him."

Dylan has played gigs since the announcement was made, but made no reference to the Prize.