Notable singer-songwriter Bob Dylan made history five months ago when he was announced the first ever songwriter to receive a Nobel Prize in literature. This weekend he finally received the award at a private ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, since he could not attend the actual award ceremony due to prior commitments.
At Dylan’s own request, there was no media in attendance at the small event, so not much is known about the details of the intimate ceremony. However, it is known that Dylan declined to lecture, which he must do within six months of December 10th in order to receive the prize amount of approximately $900,000.
Already a legend in American songwriting and performance, Dylan’s legacy is now even more cemented “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”