Singer Bob Dylan Will Accept Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan gets recognized in literature with one of the highest honors.


Months after the announcement that he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, singer Bob Dylan is finally accepting his award this weekend in Sweden, according to a report by

“The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend,” blogger Sara Danius wrote in a post Wednesday, per “The Academy will then hand over Dylan’s Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature.”

In the post, Danius explained that the Academy will appear at one of Dylan’s two concerts scheduled in Stockholm this weekend to hand over the prize. She said no Nobel lecture will be held, but a taped lecture may be released in the future.

Dylan’s reception of the prize sparked controversy when it was announced last fall, as he was the first musician to win the prize, according to a report by the New York Times’ Ben Sisario, Alexandra Alter and Sewell Chan.

In the press release announcing Dylan’s 2016 prize, the Swedish Academy said it chose him “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”