Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize
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Many people were surprised when the Swedish Academy announced last October that American singer Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The academy said it chose Dylan because he "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
After the announcement, the Nobel committee did not hear from Dylan for a long time.
Some people openly wondered if he would accept the prize.
But in December, Azita Raji, the United States' Ambassador to Sweden, accepted it for him.
Raji read Dylan's acceptance speech at a dinner in Stockholm. Dylan wrote: "If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have to think that I'd have about the same odds as standing on the moon."
American singer Patti Smith attended the award ceremony. She performed Dylan's classic song "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."
People still did not know, however, when Dylan would accept his Nobel Prize medal and diploma.
Now, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, says the performer will get them this weekend while he's in Sweden. She left a message on the academy's blog.
Dylan still has one more duty if he wants to collect the last part of his prize. Each Nobel Prize winner receives a payment for over $900,000. But they need to give a "Nobel Lecture."
Danius wrote that the academy's members expect Dylan to send in his lecture on video at some point.
Bob Dylan is performing in northern Europe through May.
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1.the Nobel Prize 诺贝尔奖
I certainly don't begrudge him the Nobel Prize.
2.northern Europe 北欧
The birch is still considered a protection against evil spirits by some people in northern Europe.
3.the award ceremony 颁奖典礼
The award ceremony is expected to take place at the German Parliament in Berlin.
4.acceptance speech 获奖感言
The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech.
1.Danius wrote that the academy's members expect Dylan to send in his lecture on video at some point.
at some point 在某一时刻；在某种情况下
We're all going to die at some point.
The emotions will surface at some point in life.
2.After the announcement, the Nobel committee did not hear from Dylan for a long time.
for a long time 很久；长时间的
We haven't corresponded for a long time.
This account has remained unsettled for a long time.
去年10月，当瑞典皇家科学院宣布美国歌手鲍勃·迪伦（Bob Dylan）获得诺贝尔文学奖，这一消息让大家颇感意外 。
12月，美国驻瑞典大使阿兹塔·雅基（ Azita Raji）代迪伦接受了该奖 。
阿兹塔·雅基在斯德哥尔摩的颁奖晚宴上宣读了迪伦的获奖感言 。迪伦写到：“如果有人说，我有一丝获得诺贝尔奖的机会，那么我一定会觉得这跟登上月球的概率一样渺茫 。”
美国歌手帕蒂·史密斯（Patti Smith）出席了颁奖典礼 。她演唱了迪伦的经典歌曲《暴雨将至》 。
不过，瑞典皇家科学院常任秘书长萨拉·丹尼斯（ Sara Danius）表示，本周迪伦会来瑞典领取奖牌和证书 。她将该消息发布在学院博客上 。
迪伦要想获得诺贝尔奖金，他还有一件事需要完成 。每位诺贝尔奖得主都能获得90多万美元的奖金 。不过前提是他们要进行“获奖演讲” 。