Published May 21, 2010After years of benchmark-setting work in music, film and literature, beloved Australian singer-songwriter and renaissance man Nick Cave is about to be awarded an honorary degree from Scotland's University of Dundee.
As Clash Music reports, the musician will receive a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in a ceremony set to take place June 24. Cave will give a speech at the event, and will appear later in the week at the Dundee Literary Festival, where he will discuss and recite portions from his latest novel, The Death of Bunny Munro.
Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon author Rosamunde Pilcher and Lebanese politician Bahia Hariri, among others.
In related Cave news, three of his albums as part of the Bad Seeds were reissued in March. As we reported previously, 1988's Tender Prey, 1990's The Good Son and 1992's Henry's Dream were all reissued by Mute Records. The label has plans to reissue all 14 of Cave's albums with the Bad Seeds, ending with a special box set to house the albums.