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Bob Dylan will be in Stockholm next year, but not for anything to do with Nobel

The Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, likely will travel to Stockholm next year and might hold his Nobel Lecture then.

Bob Dylan Updated: Nov 18, 2016 18:50 IST
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This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany.(AFP)

The Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, likely will travel to Stockholm next year and might hold his Nobel Lecture then.

The Academy says Dylan likely will give a concert in Stockholm, adding it would be “a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture.”

Permanent Secretary Sara Danius told Swedish public radio Friday he can hold “a written speech, a spontaneous discourse, a film,” saying the statutes of the Nobel Foundation regarding lectures are “flexible.”

Dylan has said he cannot attend the December 10 prize ceremony, pleading other commitments.

Bob Dylan performs during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30th 2012.

The 75-year-old American singer-songwriter was awarded the prize on October 13 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

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