American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan received a diploma and medal of the Nobel prize, reports Associated Press with reference to the member of the Swedish Academy Class Ostergren.
According to him, Dylan received the award during a short meeting, which was held in the afternoon on Saturday, April 1, in a hotel near the Convention centre, where Dylan later gave a concert.
The ceremony was held in a narrow range in accordance with the wishes of the singer. It was attended by only the members of the Academy and the staff of Dylan. The evaluation of the other members of the Academy, Dylan was pleased with the resulting award. During his speech he, however, did not mention about it.
In addition to the two concerts in Stockholm, Dylan will also play in the South-Western Lund April 9th.
In order to receive a cash prize of 8 million crowns (894 $ 800), Dylan for six months from 10 December to deliver a lecture. He said he would not lecture, but later sent a recorded version.
The Swedish Academy has awarded Bob Dylan a Nobel prize on 13 October last year with the wording “For the creation of a new poetic expression in the American song tradition.” Representatives of the companies for a long time could not get in touch with a musician who in the end refused to attend the ceremony on 10 December, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death.