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    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:02:01

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    Bob Dylan has remained almost completely silent about his Nobel Prize in Literature. However, the Swedish Academy tweeted early this morning, "Bob Dylan (#NobelPrize in Literature 2016) has provided a speech which will be read at the Nobel banquet in Stockholm December 10." Dylan had previously announced that he will not be able to attend the event because a scheduling conflict. Reuters reports, "Local news agency TT said the speech would be read by Swedish Academy member Horace Engdahl." It has also been announced that Patti Smith will play Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the ceremony.

    Last week, Dylan was a no show at the White House ceremony for Nobel Prize winners. Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters, "Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today. So everyone can relax."

    The Nobel Prize comes with a $870,000 prize, and the only requirement is that the winner has to give a Nobel Lecture between December and the following June. Dylan has made no statement about when or if he will be giving his Nobel Lecture. Judging by his continued silence on the matter, we have no idea if he will or won't.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    12.05.16



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