Bob Dylan finally accepts the Nobel Prize for Literature
Mar 29, Stockholm: American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm this weekend, the academy has announced.
The American singer was awarded the prize in October but failed to travel to pick up the award, or deliver the lecture that is required to receive the 8m kroner prize.
The academy said it would meet Dylan, 75, in private in the Swedish capital, where he is giving two concerts.He will not lecture in person but is expected to send a taped version. "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."
Prof Darius said taped lectures had been sent by other winners in the past, including Alice Munro in 2013 and if he does not deliver a lecture by June, he will have to forfeit the prize money.
The Oslo Times International News Network