Bob Dylan requests media exclusion when he receives Nobel prize
The Nobel Academy announced Wednesday that Dylan will be presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature, for his work as a songwriter.
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"The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend,” Prof Sara Danius of the Swedish Academy said. "The Academy will then hand over Dylan's Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature.”
Dylan didn’t pick up the prize in October, or give a Nobel lecture which is required by winners to receive the 8 million Swedish kroner ($910,000) prize money.
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He will meet with the academy in private, and is expected to send a taped version of a lecture before the June deadline. If Dylan fails to submit a lecture by then, he will lose out on the money.
“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," Danius said.
The 75 year old was given the prize for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."