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

A sign outside of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas congratulates Bob Dylan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Las Vegas. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." (AP Photo/John Locher)

(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.

Then, Dylan was a no-show at the awards ceremony.

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.

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