The times they are a-changin' indeed.
Bob Dylan, in his second turn from past grouch-like behavior in recent weeks, has agreed to meet with the Swedish Academy this weekend in Stockholm (where Dylan has two shows), the academy's Sara Danius wrote in a blog update Wednesday.
There, Dylan will officially be handed that Nobel Prize in Literature he won back in October – an honor he didn't acknowledge for a couple weeks, then said he was too busy to go to Sweden to take part in the ceremony. (He did write a lovely speech however.)
Dylan will get the medal and Nobel diploma, and the academy will congratulate him in person. But Danius makes it clear this is not a public event.
"The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes," she writes.
Also, there won't be a live Nobel lecture from Dylan, but the academy "has reason to believe" there will be a taped version later. A 2013 winner was the most recent honoree to do a taped lecture.