Bob Dylan Could Still Give His Nobel Prize Lecture Next Year, Academy Says

Bob Dylan Could Still Give His Nobel Prize Lecture Next Year, Academy Says
The never-ending saga chronicling Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature victory has perhaps garnered more attention than the win itself at this point, and though he won't be picking up the prize in person, the Swedish Academy says Dylan could give his required laureate's lecture next year.

The Academy said today (November 18) that with a performance in the Swedish capital of Stockholm next year, Dylan would have "a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture," the Associated Press reports. Academy secretary Sara Danius told Swedish public radio that Dylan can deliver the lecture as "a written speech, a spontaneous discourse, a film," or another format of his choice.

Danius added that timelines for laureate lectures are flexible, so long as they are completed within a six-month period from the official award ceremony. Though he won't be in attendance, Dylan will be officially awarded the prize on December 10.

As previously reported, Dylan was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."