Iconic Singer and Song Writer Bob Dylan will reportedly be Receiving Noble Literature Prize Diploma and medal in Stockholm in the coming week.
Sara Danius, Secretary of Swedish Academy told, “Bob Dylan is also due to perform this weekend at Stockholm”.
The Academy’s decision to give the bard the literature prize caused controversy, only deepened by Dylan’s silence about the award for weeks afterwards and his no-show at the annual banquet in December.
Sara Danius wrote in a blog post, “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.”
Dylan will be giving concerts in Stockholm on 1st April and the following day and then another one in the southern Swedish city of Lund on 9th April.
She 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”.
The decision to give Nobel Prize to Dylan was seen as a slap in the face to mainstream writers of poetry and prose. The Academy said that Dylan had created “new poetic expressions with the great American song tradition”.
This is not the First time Academy has stepped outside the traditional boundaries of literary form. The have earlier awarded the 1953 prize to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “part of his brilliant orator in defending exalted human values.”