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Last year was a pretty wild ride for legendary lead singer and songwriter Bob Dylan. Late last year, Dylan performed at the amazing Desert Trip festival alongside Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Dylan was also recognized with a prestigious award: The Nobel Prize for Literature.
When he was awarded the prize, it seemed like Dylan was kind of ignoring the recognition. He didn’t respond to the event’s invitation until late, delayed his statement and didn’t really make an effort to reach out. After what many thought was beef between him and the Swedish Academy, it was revealed that he was very grateful for the recognition, but just turned out to be busy.
But now, the wait is over. Dylan announced he will finally accept his award during a small private ceremony this coming weekend. Although he won’t be giving a lecture in person, he will make up for it by sending in a taped version which is required if he wants to collect the award’s $900,000 cash prize.
“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.” – Prof Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy
Whatever happens, we’re happy Dylan is finally getting his award! Congratulations, Bob!