After months of vagueness and debate, the legendary American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan eventually gets Nobel Prize in literature.
During a private ceremony held in Stockholm, Bob was handed over the prestigious laurel by twelve members of the academy along with the permanent secretary of the academy Sara Danius, who confirmed the development via her blog post.
"Earlier today the Swedish Academy met with Bob Dylan for a private ceremony in Stockholm, during which Dylan received his gold medal and diploma. Twelve members of the Academy were present. Spirits were high. Champagne was had." Stated Sara Danius
"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 added in her statement.
"Taken from Virgil's Aeneid, the inscription reads: 'Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes,' loosely translated as 'And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery'. The day came to an end with Dylan's extraordinary performance at the Waterfront concert house." She explained.
However, Lars Sjoblom a sound and light technician and close admirer of Dylan felt bit disappointed over his absence of Nobel acceptance speech showing respect to the Swedish people.
"I came here to listen to what he had to say about the Nobel Foundation and to the Swedish people, I think he could have shown Sweden the respect to say 'thank you'." Said Lars Sjoblom.