The Swedish Academy introduced that American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has determined to not come to Stockholm to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.
On Wednesday, the Academy stated:, “In a private letter, he defined that as a consequence of pre-current commitments, he’s unable to journey to Stockholm in December and subsequently won’t attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony. He underscored, as soon as once more, that he feels very honoured certainly, wishing that he might obtain the prize in particular person,” Xinhua information company reported.
“That laureates determine to not come is uncommon, to make sure, however not distinctive,” the Academy mentioned, including that the prize “nonetheless belongs to Bob Dylan”.
“We look ahead to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture, which he should give — it’s the solely requirement — inside six months counting from December 10, 2016,” the Academy stated.
The Swedish Academy introduced on October thirteen to award the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 to Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions throughout the nice American track custom”.