Dylan previously confirmed he was skipping the ceremony due to “other commitments”.
Bob Dylan will not be putting an appearance at the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, but he will be providing a speech.
The singer will supply a speech which ‘will be read’ at the event in Stockholm, where he is being honoured with the Nobel prize in literature.
Bob Dylan will provide a speech for the Nobel Prize ceremony
The news was announced by the Nobel committee’s official Twitter, who wrote: “Bob Dylan (#NobelPrize in Literature 2016) has provided a speech which will be read at the Nobel banquet in Stockholm December 10.”
When Dylan was announced as the recipient for this year’s literature prize, it took him over two weeks to react to the honour.
Then on November 16 the Academy confirmed that he would not be attending the ceremony due to “other commitments”.
A post on the Academy’s website read: “Yesterday evening the Swedish Academy received a personal letter from Bob Dylan, in which he explained that due to pre-existing commitments, he is unable to travel to Stockholm in December and therefore will not attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.
“He underscored, once again, that he feels very honoured indeed, wishing that he could receive the prize in person.”
While he won’t be attending the ceremony Dylan is required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded”, within six months of the ceremony.
On Monday the Academy also announced that Patti Smith will perform Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ at the December 10 ceremony.
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