- Title: Elusive Dylan to pick up his literature Nobel
- Date: 31st March 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (MARCH 31, 2017) (REUTERS) VIEW OF STOCKHOLM BUILDINGS ON ISLAND VARIOUS OF WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE WHERE BOB DYLAN WILL PERFORM, SEEN ACROSS ROAD VARIOUS OF WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE ENTRANCE BUS PARKED OUTSIDE WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE BUILDING EXTERIOR VARIOUS OF DYLAN CONCERT POSTER 8 (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERT DUNCAN, FROM DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, IN STOCKHOLM FOR THE CONCERT, SAYING: "It's Bob, I'm a fan and so the Nobel is of course very impressive and we haven't been to Stockholm. We were fortunate to get tickets so here we are." DYLAN CONCERT POSTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERT DUNCAN, FROM DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, SAYING: "He's Bob Dylan. Bob didn't ask me for permission however I do think it would have been appropriate for him to show up or be in public somewhere. But he's Bob Dylan. He's 75-years-old so... He's been doing this for a long time." ROYAL ACADEMY BUILDING LETTERS SAYING (Swedish) ROYAL ACADEMY WINDOWS TO ROOM WHERE NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE IS ANNOUNCED IN OCTOBER PEOPLE OUTSIDE NOBEL MUSEUM ON GROUND FLOOR OF BUILDING (SOUNDBITE) (English) LARS GUSTAFSON FROM STOCKHOLM, SAYING: "I think from what I've seen and read about him before, he's very special. He's going his own way so it's not a big surprise." NOBEL MUSEUM SIGN (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARK SELBY FROM CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM, SAYING: "It's fair really. His work is literature in some way. Music has got words just the same as books and it strikes the emotions in the same way that reading does." NOBEL MUSEUM ENTRANCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARK SELBY FROM CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM, SAYING: "I think private's ok. The prize is a massive thing and so obviously the media and people want to know about it but if you're a person who doesn't like the attention then doing it in private seems fine." PEOPLE ENTERING MUSEUM
- Embargoed: 14th April 2017 17:01
- Keywords: Bob Dylan Nobel literature prize concert
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0016AALFLZ
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- Story Text: Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Literature Prize diploma and medal in the next few days in Stockholm, where is he due to perform this weekend.
The Swedish Academy's decision to give the bard of "Blowin' in the Wind" the literature prize caused controversy, only deepened by Dylan's silence about the award for weeks afterwards and his no-show at the annual banquet in December.
"The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend," Sara Danius said in a blog post. "The Academy will then hand over Dylan's Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature."
Danius said that the notoriously media-shy Dylan would not hold the traditional Nobel lecture at this point and the prize would be handed over privately.
The decision to hand over the prize privately to the 75-year-old Dylan was met with mixed reactions in Stockholm.
Dylan is due to give concerts in Stockholm on April 1 and the following day and then another in the southern Swedish city of Lund on April 9.
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