By Sam Sodomsky and Jazz Monroe.
Bob Dylan has finally arranged to accept his Nobel Prize for Literature, which he was awarded back in October, the BBC reports. This weekend he’ll meet the academy in Stockholm, where he’s playing shows. Sometime before the June deadline, he is then expected to send a taped Nobel lecture, rather than delivering it in person. (The lecture is a condition of the 8 million kroner, or $900,000, prize money.) In a blog entry, which you can read excerpted below, the academy’s permanent secretary, Professor Sara Danius, explained that Dylan requested no media attend the handover.
Prof. Sara Danius wrote this morning:
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.
In December, Dylan did not attend the 2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony; instead he provided a speech, which was delivered by the U.S.’s ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji. Dylan was also honored by a performance from Patti Smith.
This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.
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