Bob Dylan To Get His Nobel Prize After All




After a bizarre story of Nobel Prize twists and turns it seems that Bob Dylan will finally come to claim his Nobel prize. It was first reported in October that Bob Dylan would be a recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Then it was reported that Dylan had gone dark, not responding to the Nobel panel. But, in a twist it seems that Dylan felt “incredible” and “amazed” that the honor had fallen on him.

Fast forward to today and it seems the medal and diploma will finally have a home with Dylan. Reported on by ABC News, “The Swedish Academy says 2016 Nobel literature winner Bob Dylan will meet with members of the academy this weekend and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal.”

There’s one other question that hangs in the balance. Will Dylan give the lecture required for the $900,000 cash prize? The academy rules state: “the Nobel Laureates are required ‘to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded.’ The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.” To be honest I doubt Dylan would need the money; however, in terms of the man’s character I’m going to say he’ll pass on the lecture — it could be suspected that a prerecorded lecture could be sent. Dylan has requested that “no media be present” during the reception of his prize.

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Bob Dylan’s last album Triplicate has just been released and is a three-record journey of covers form the 1930s through 1950s.

Photo: by Alberto Cabello from Vitoria Gasteiz (Bob Dylan) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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