Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize for literature in Sweden this weekend, the academy has announced.
At the time of Award ceremony, the Swedish Academy said that the singer-songwriter informed them “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible.”
The academy said it would meet Dylan in private in Stockholm, where he is giving two concerts.
A blog entry from Prof Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, has confirmed that the 75-year-old artist will accept the award this weekend.
She said: “The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend.
“The Academy will then hand over Dylan’s Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature.
“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.”
Dylan will not deliver the lecture, which is required to receive the prize, in person but is expected to send a taped version, BBC reported.
If he does not deliver the lecture by June, he will have to forfeit the prize money.
Dylan became the first songwriter to ever win the Nobel Prize and is the first American recipient since Toni Morrison in 1993.
He won the award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”