Bob Dylan’s post-win silence is ‘arrogant’, according to Nobel academy member
Bob Dylan ‘speechless’ at winning Nobel, finally says he’ll accept prize
I’m Not There: Bob Dylan to skip Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden
Dylan has said he cannot attend the Dec. However, several recipients have delivered the lectures after the fact. The choice of Bob Dylan as the 2016 Nobel Prize laureate for literature in October was a stunning, polarizing announcement. Bob Dylan’s polarizing Nobel win
The Academy said in a statement it had “decided not to organize an alternative plan” for his lecture. Sara Danius, the organization’s permanent secretary, told Swedish public radio Friday that the Nobel Foundation’s rules for laureate lectures are “flexible.”
Dylan can deliver his as “a written speech, a spontaneous discourse, a film,” or another format of his choosing, Danius said. It’s the first time the prestigious award has been bestowed on someone primarily considered a musician. 13 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Just a songwriter? Bob Dylan, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature but won’t be attending the prize ceremony, likely will travel to Stockholm next year and might give his Nobel Lecture then, the Swedish Academy said Friday. Her lecture was pre-recorded, and shown on video in Stockholm. The laureate lectures must be held within six months from the Dec. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
The 75-year-old American singer-songwriter was awarded the prize on Oct. Dylan likely will give a concert in the Swedish capital, offering “a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture,” the academy said. Former political prisoner and now the de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, delivered hers 21 years after being award the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1991. 10 prize ceremony, pleading other commitments. The six Nobel Prizes will be officially conferred upon winners in Stockholm and Oslo next month on the anniversary of award founder Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896. Details about who would accept the award on Dylan’s behalf were still unclear.
© The Associated Press, 2016 Normally, they occur during the week leading up to the award ceremony. In 2004, Austrian playwright and Nobel literature prize winner Elfriede Jelinek stayed home because of social phobia. Peace prize recipient Lech Walesa, the Polish dissident and leader of the Solidarity union movement, gave his lecture 12 years later while visiting Norway as Poland’s president. The Swedish Academy awards the Nobel Prize for literature. 10 ceremonies, on a subject related to the topic of the prizes.