75-year-old American musician and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who, on 13 October , received the Nobel prize in literature for “the creation of new poetic images in the great American song tradition”, refused to go to Stockholm for her presentation, describing his arrival is impossible due to “other commitments”, according to the Swedish Academy.

In Stockholm, said that Dylan “would like to personally receive the prize, but due to other commitments, unfortunately, impossible.” While at the Academy said that I respect the decision of the musician, and his refusal to pick up the award on 10 December, the day of the official ceremony is unusual, but not exceptional.

“We look forward to Nobel lectures of Bob Dylan, which is in accordance with the rules must be held within six months”, – added in the Academy.

In late October, Dylan confirmedthat adopts high reward. “Can I take the prize? Of course,” – said the singer to the permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius, saying that the news about awarding him the prize for literature shocked him.

The ceremony of the Nobel awards will be held at the Stockholm concert hall on December 10 at the day of death of Alfred Nobel: from the hands of Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf winners will receive gold medals with a portrait of Nobel and diploma. The size of remuneration of the Nobel prize this year, as in the previous three years, 8 million kronor (about 888 thousand dollars).

American singer-songwriter, artist, writer and actor Bob Dylan for the past five decades is a cult figure in rock music. Many of his songs such as Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’, became anthems of the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement in the United States.

According to the magazine Rolling Stone, Dylan – second only to The Beatles in importance to the performer in music history, and Time magazine, summarizing the results of the XX century, included Dylan in the hundred most influential people of this century.

In 2008, Dylan received a Pulitzer prize “for outstanding impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of exceptional poetic power.”

Bob Dylan refused to come to Sweden for the award ceremony of the Nobel prize 16.11.2016

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