Phew, Bob Dylan Finally Got His Nobel Prize

Sara Danius returns to Duke as permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy

American musician Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize in literature, almost four months after the award presentation ceremony.

In a more intimate environment, Dylan received his prize on Saturday afternoon, April 1st at a hotel next to the conference center where the singer was performing a concert later that night.

"Bob Dylan received his medal and diploma this weekend during a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy", the home page reads.

During a private ceremony held in Stockholm, Bob was handed over the prestigious laurel by twelve members of the academy along with the permanent secretary of the academy Sara Danius, who confirmed the development via her blog post. Ostergren said, "It went very well indeed...[Dylan is] a very nice, kind man".

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He had expressed awe at receiving the Nobel Prize and thanked the Swedish Academy for including him among the "giants" of writing. He declined to give a "Nobel Lecture" and no media were invited to the event.

It's official-Bob Dylan has collected his 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Taped Nobel lectures have been occasionally presented, most recently in 2013 by Canadian Nobel literature laureate Alice Munro. She added, "Taken from Virgil's Aeneid, the inscription reads 'Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes, ' loosely translated as 'And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery.' The day came to an end with Dylan's extraordinary performance at the Waterfront concert house".

The rules say he still has to deliver a lecture - if he wants to collect the 870 thousand dollar cash prize.

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