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Bob Dylan to Accept Nobel Prize After All

By: Maura O'Malley

March 29, 2017

While it seemed like a sure thing Bob Dylan wouldn’t be accepting his Nobel Prize for Literature, the BBC has reported that he will be accepting the award this weekend after all. Back in October when the prize was awarded, Dylan neither picked it up nor gave a lecture on his field—both of which are prerequisites in receiving the $900,000 prize.

However, this weekend, the Swedish Academy will meet privately with Dylan in Stockholm to deliver his Nobel diploma and medal. And while he won’t give his lecture in person, a taped version will be delivered before June, or the prize money must be forfeited, according to BBC.

Dylan is the first ever songwriter to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.

In other Dylan news, his album Triplicate drops tomorrow, and the below song serves as a nice preview of what’s to come.