Bob Dylan Finally Delivers His Nobel Prize Lecture Sunday June 04,2017
The Swedish Academy announced Monday June 05,2017 that it has received the mandatory lecture from the 2016 literature winner, enabling Dylan to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money. Spokeswoman Sara Danius described Dylan's talk in a news release as "extraordinary" and "eloquent." Nobel Prize officials said the 26-minute talk was recorded on Sunday June 04,2017 in Los Angeles and an audio clip is posted on the academy's website, www.nobelprize.org.
Danius said its delivery to the academy meant that "the Dylan adventure is coming to a close." Dylan, widely regarded as the most influential songwriter of his time, received the Nobel Literature diploma and medal in April but was still required to give a speech to receive the money.