Bob Dylan To Finally Accept Nobel Prize For Literature

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Bob Dylan will reportedly finally travel to Sweden to pick up his Nobel Prize for Literature after being selected back in November.

On Wednesday, Sara Danius, a representative from the Swedish academy which awards the prize, wrote in a blog post that the 75-year-old artist will meet with the academy on a trip this weekend to Stockholm and pick up the prize.  (RELATED: Bob Dylan Is Completely Ignoring His Nobel Prize)

FILE PHOTO: Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, U.S., May 5, 2004. REUTERS/Rob Galbraith/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, U.S., May 5, 2004. REUTERS/Rob Galbraith/File Photo

“In a few days Bob Dylan will visit Stockholm and give two concerts,” Danius wrote. “The Swedish Academy is very much looking forward to the weekend and will show up at one of the performances. Please note that no Nobel Lecture will be held. The Academy has reason to believe that a taped version will be sent at a later point.” (RELATED: Bob Dylan Is Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature)

“The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend,” she added. “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.”

Last year, the singer created a bit of a stir when he declined to travel for the awards ceremony citing “pre-existing commitments” as the reason. He also initially ignored numerous attempts by the academy to contact him about receiving the honor, but eventually acknowledged the group and called it “incredible” to be honored weeks later.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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