The winner of the Nobel prize for literature 2016 Bob Dylan in Stockholm press conference before receiving
Press conference 75-year-old American musician and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who is 13 October 2016, received the prize for literature for “the creation of new poetic images in the great American song tradition”, will not take place. It was to be held on 10 December in the Great hall of the Swedish Academy immediately before the award ceremony at the Stockholm concert hall. “The Swedish Academy can now announce that the press conference that the Nobel laureate usually gives in the Academy, this year will not take place. Regardless of whether there will arrive the winner in Stockholm in December or not,” says the official message on the website of the Academy.
In late October, Dylan confirmedthat adopts high reward. “Can I take the prize? Of course,” – said the singer to the permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius, saying that the news about awarding him the prize for literature shocked him.
As for the Nobel lectures, which any winner of the prize for literature should read at the Swedish Academy, according to the rules of delivery, it is also unknown whether Dylan to do it. Lecture to be held on 7 December.
According to information TASS, the participation or nonparticipation of Dylan in the ceremony of the Nobel awards to be announced. The ceremony will be held at the Stockholm concert hall on December 10 at the day of death of Alfred Nobel: from the hands of Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf winners will receive gold medals with a portrait of Nobel and diploma. The size of remuneration of the Nobel prize this year, as in the previous three years is 8 million euros (about 888 thousand dollars).
American singer-songwriter, artist, writer and actor Bob Dylan for the past five decades is a cult figure in rock music. Many of his songs such as Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’, became anthems of the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement in the United States. According to the magazine Rolling Stone, Dylan – second only to The Beatles in importance to the performer in music history, and Time magazine, summarizing the results of the XX century, included Dylan in the hundred most influential people of this century. In 2008, Dylan received a Pulitzer prize “for outstanding impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of exceptional poetic power.”