Musical icon Bob Dylan will be receiving his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend, together with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
In a blog post, Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Academy, wrote:
“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.”
Bob Dylan is the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize. Unlike others before him, he will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting.
The lecture is the only requirement for awardees to receive the eight million kronor (839,000 euros, $870,000) that comes with the prize.