Dylan’s words will be in Stockholm, but he won’t

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, will send a speech to be read aloud at the awards presentation in Stockholm.

The Nobel Foundation announced his acceptance speech will be read at the banquet on Saturday, Dec. 10. One prize winner per category traditionally gives an acceptance speech at the banquet.

The speech does not absolve Dylan of the requirement to deliver a Nobel lecture in order to receive the $927,740 prize. The lecture must be given within six months of Dec. 10, and can be given at the place of Dylan’s choosing.

Last month, Dylan told the Swedish Academy in a letter that he would be unable to travel to Stockholm.

Dylan, 75, was born Robert Allen Zimmerman and raised Jewish in Minnesota. — jta


JTA news agency