After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend.
Sara Danius, the Swedish Academy’s permanent secretary, broke the news in a blog post titled “Good News About Dylan” on Wednesday, and a spokeswoman for the Academy confirmed it. A representative for Mr. Dylan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ms. Danius wrote that Mr. Dylan — who greeted news of the prize last fall with two weeks of silence and skipped the December ceremony because of “pre-existing commitments” — would meet with members of the Academy while in town to play two concerts at the Stockholm Waterfront. She said that those behind the prize will “show up at one of the performances” and “hand over” Mr. Dylan’s commemorative diploma and medal in person.
“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,” Ms. Danius added.
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