MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. The famous American poet and musician Bob Dylan, who this year was awarded the Nobel prize in literature, arrives at the ceremonial presentation of the prestigious awards from other cases. This is stated in a statement on Wednesday statement, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
“Yesterday (November 15) evening, the Swedish Academy received a letter from Bob Dylan, in which he explained that due to existing commitments, he will not be able to come to Stockholm in December for the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prize,” – said in the press release companies. It, however, stresses that the singer “believes in honor” of awarding him the prize and said that he would be pleased to personally receive the coveted prize.
the Nobel prize in literature was awarded on 13 October 75-year-old Dylan for “the creation of new poetic images in the great American song tradition.” The award ceremony will take place in the Stockholm Philharmonic on 10 December, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death: from the hand of king Carl XVI Gustaf, the laureates will receive a gold medal with the portrait of the founder of the prize and a diploma. The size of the monetary component of the Nobel prize this year, as in the previous three years, up to 8 million crowns ($ 905 thousand).
singer-songwriter, artist, writer and actor Bob Dylan for the past five decades is a cult figure in rock music. According to the magazine Rolling Stone, Dylan has become the second after The Beatles most important artist in music history. His songs “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.
In 2008, Dylan received a Pulitzer prize “for outstanding impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of exceptional poetic power.”