Bob Dylan presented with Nobel PrizeApr 06, 2017
Last weekend, Bob Dylan was officially presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature in an intimate, secret ceremony in Stockholm. Dylan was in town on tour supporting his new triple-album of standards, Triplicate, and carved out some time to meet with 12 members of the Swedish Academy, accept his medal, drink some champagne, and perform a few songs, The Guardian reports.
According to Academy secretary Sara Danius, they largely talked about the award itself: “Quite a bit of time was spent looking closely at the gold medal, in particular the beautifully crafted back, an image of a young man sitting under a laurel tree who listens to the Muse,” she said in a blog post. By her account, it seems like it was actually sort of fun: “Spirits were high. Champagne was had.”