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Dylan to get Nobel in 'small and intimate' ceremony

    By Rowland Scherman (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    After a six-month hiatus, Bob Dylan will finally accept the Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend.

    The original announcement of the award was made in October last year but Mr Dylan did not respond for a fortnight and was declared “rude and arrogant” by a member of the Swedish Academy which presents the Nobel prizes.

    Mr Dylan failed to attend the award ceremony in December, sending instead a speech in which he said he had been stunned by the accolade.

    “If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon,” he wrote.  

    However, in an announcement this week, Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said “the good news” was that the academy and Mr Dylan would 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.”

    She added that the setting would be “small and intimate and no media will be present”, according to Mr Dylan’s wishes.

    Mr Dylan is due to perform two gigs in Stockholm over the weekend.

     

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