Things have changed - and Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize

Story highlights

  • The singer-songwriter is famously shy of the news media
  • He must give a lecture to accept the lucrative award

(CNN)"How many times must a man turn his head

And pretend he just doesn't see?"
In the case of Bob Dylan, he seems to have had a change of heart.
    After a long chase, the Swedish Academy has finally reached an arrangement to give the singer his Nobel Prize in Literature.
    But it wasn't easy.
    First, the academy couldn't reach Dylan after announcing his victory.
    Finally, five months after he was announced as a winner, the singer-songwriter will accept his diploma and medal when he's in Stockholm, Sweden, for two concerts.
    The academy will give Dylan his award in a small setting with no media, Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, wrote in a blog post.
    "Please note that no Nobel Lecture will be held," Danius wrote. "The Academy has reason to believe that a taped version will be sent at a later point."
    The taped lecture is important, because without it, Dylan cannot receive his prize money. Although most lectures are given in person, other winners, including Alice Munro in 2013, have sent in a tape, Danius said.