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Bob Dylan finally agrees to collect Nobel Prize

Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian
March 29, 2017

Singer to accept prize in 'small and intimate' Stockholm setting having turned down invitation to official ceremony last year.

Bob Dylan, it seems, is not a man to be rushed. Almost five months after he was named the winner of the Nobel prize for literature, the singer will finally accept the award when he travels to Sweden this weekend.

His trip brings to a close a long-running saga that began in October when Dylan was named the winner for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". For weeks after, the singer refused to publicly acknowledge the honour or even answer the phone calls from the Swedish Nobel academy.

The 75-year-old eventually told an interviewer that being given the Nobel was "amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"

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