Bob Dylan will be accepting his Nobel Prize in literature this weekend, according to the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. In a blog post Tuesday, Sara Danius announced the "good news" that members of the academy will be meeting with Dylan when he makes a tour stop in Stockholm.
"The Swedish Academy is very much looking forward to the weekend and will show up at one of the performances" Dylan is delivering on Saturday and Sunday, Danius writes. "The Academy will then hand over Dylan's Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature."
She adds: "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."
In a previous post, Danius was careful to note that the tour date in Stockholm had been planned well before Dylan won the prize, which he was awarded in October "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the Swedish Academy's citation.
"He is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition, and he is a wonderful sampler — a very original sampler," Danius said at the time, explaining the decision to award a musician a prize that for more than a century has principally been doled out to novelists, poets and essayists.