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"Shy" Bob Dylan to collect Nobel prize

Award was announced five months ago

Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm. The American singer was awarded the prize in October but failed to travel to pick up the award, or deliver the lecture that is required to receive the 8m kroner ($900,000) prize. The academy said it would meet Dylan, 75, in private in the Swedish capital, where he is giving two concerts. He will not lecture in person but is expected to send a taped version. Kate Runevitch is the co-director of the Bob Dylan fan club in Athens in Ohio. (Picture - A mural of songwriter Bob Dylan by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra on display in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images)