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Bob Dylan picks up his Nobel Prize

By | Published on Monday 3 April 2017

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan now has in his possession a Nobel Prize. So you can stop worrying about it all. He’ll probably get the prize money at some point too, so that’s just great.

As previously reported, at the beginning of last week Dylan hadn’t been in touch with the Swedish Academy, which hands out the Nobel Prize In Literature, to arrange collection of his certificate, despite us all knowing he’d be in Stockholm for some gigs at the weekend. But then he gave them a ring to say they could come and give it to him before one of the shows. No press would be allowed in to see though.

The reporting was therefore done by the Swedish Academy’s Sara Danius, who wrote in a blog post on Saturday: “Earlier today the Swedish Academy met with Bob Dylan for a private ceremony in Stockholm, during which Dylan received his gold medal and diploma. Twelve members of the Academy were present. Spirits were high. Champagne was had”.

Dylan still has until 10 Jun to provide a lecture relevant to his win in order to take home his $900,000 prize money. He’s expected to deliver that in pre-recorded form at some point, though I don’t think any of us would be surprised if he doesn’t.