4 months after, Bob Dylan finally accepts his Nobel Prize

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According to a statement posted online by the head of the Swedish Academy, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was finally able to receive his Nobel Prize in literature at a small, private ceremony in Stockholm.

Ostergren added that the meeting went very well and characterized the "Blowin' in the Wind" singer as a very nice, kind man.

Other members of the academy told Swedish media that Dylan seemed pleased by the award.

After awarding the musician the coveted prize last October, the Nobel committee explained Dylan deserved the award over distinguished writers "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

The rules say he still has to deliver a lecture - if he wants to collect the 870 thousand dollar cash prize.

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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

Although he received his diploma and medal, Dylan needs to give a lecture within six months from December 10 to cash in the award worth 8 million kronor ($894,800). He won't give his Nobel lecture this weekend but will send a recorded version of it later. "Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming", he wrote.

This situation isn't unheard of, with Canadian Nobel literature laureate Alice Munro being the most recent example, in 2013.

Dylan was tightlipped between songs and made no mention whatsoever about the Nobel prize. Dylan said in a thank-you speech read out by the USA ambassador to Sweden during the December Nobel ceremony in Stockholm. Afterwards, he performed a concert on April 1.