Dylan, Bob: Nobel Literature Prize Laureate to Meet with Swedish Academy

Nobel literature prize laureate Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal, the academy said Wednesday

Sara Danius, secretary of the academy, said in a blog on the academy’s website that Dylan will not give his Nobel lecture during the weekend, but that a recorded version would be sent at a later date.

Nobel lectures are occasionally presented, most recently in 2013 by Canadian Nobel literature laureate Alice Munro.

Danius said that the academy “is very much looking forward to the weekend” and will attend a Dylan concert, but added that the setting of their meeting will be “small and intimate, and no media will be present,” in line with his wishes.

Dylan, who is 75, was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” declined an invitation last year to the traditional Nobel Prize banquet and ceremony December 10–the date of Alfred Nobel’s death–pleading other commitments. He is performing concerts in Stockholm both Saturday and Sunday.