Bob Dylan to collect Nobel Prize for Literature months after receiving it

Bob Dylan to collect Nobel Prize for Literature months after receiving it

The American singer won the award last October

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Several months after receiving it, Bob Dylan will finally pick up his Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend. 

The singer was awarded the prize last October, but did not travel to Stockholm to collect it or deliver the lecture which is required to receive the prize money which comes with it. 

Now, the Swedish Academy has confirmed it will meet with the American icon privately in the Swedish capital, where he is due to appear in two concerts.  

He will reportedly send a taped version of the lecture to collect the reward of eight million kroner (over £700,000).  

The singer was given the award in October, and had until June to perform the lecture.