Months after being announced as the winner for the Nobel Prize in literature, legendary icon Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel prize this weekend during a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
“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,” Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Academy, wrote in a blog post.
Dylan had invited criticism from several quarters after ditched the ceremony. “That laureates decide not to come is unusual, to be sure, but not exceptional,” the Academy said, adding that the prize “still belongs to Bob Dylan. We look forward to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture, which he must give — it is the only requirement — within six months counting from December 10, 2016,” the Academy had said. In his absence soloist, Patti Smith accepted his award and gave a heart-warming performance of Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
Bob Dylan was honoured with Nobel Prize for literature in December 2016 for “having created new poetic expression within the great American song tradition.”
He can be read and should be read, and is a great poet in the English tradition he is a wonderful sampler, a very original sampler. He embodies the tradition & for 54 yrs now he has been at it,” Danius said while speaking about Dylan.
Much of his celebrated work dates back to 1960s when his songs chronicled the social unrest in the American society.