Bob Dylan has made a lot of headlines last year when it was revealed that he wouldn’t go to accept his Nobel Prize of Literature in person. At first, Bob didn’t even acknowledge his Nobel Prize win, which definitely disappointed a lot of people, including a certain member of the Swedish Academy, who the proceeded to call the singer impolite.
However, the famous singer connected with the Swedish Academy over time, and although he wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, he provided the US Ambassador to Sweden with an acceptance speech. And now it looks like Dylan will be formally accepting his award after several months.
Nobel spokesperson Sara Danius released a statement today in which she said that the Swedish Academy is looking forward to meeting up with Dylan. “The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend. The Academy will then hand over Dylan’s Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature. The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” said Sara.
It’s worth noting that each Nobel honoree is supposed to give a lecture on their field of expertise within six months of the Nobel ceremony. It’s confirmed that the famous singer won’t hold his lecture this weekend, but will instead give a taped version later on.
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