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Bob Dylan to publish Nobel Prize winner’s speech

By | Published on Thursday 2 November 2017

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Whenever someone wins the Nobel Prize In Literature, it’s natural that their next work of post-accolade literature is eagerly awaited. And for fans of last year’s winner, Bob Dylan, that day is finally here. Dylan is publishing a new book featuring his Nobel Prize winner’s lecture.

As you probably remember, Dylan was somewhat controversially named the winner of last year’s Nobel literature prize. He then made it more controversial by being a bit non-committal about whether he even wanted it or not. He eventually, slightly begrudgingly, went to pick it up, but without giving the lecture required in order to collect his prize money. He then submitted a speech in recorded form a few days before the deadline when said prize money would have been withdrawn.

At 32 pages, the book containing the speech isn’t hugely lengthy, and its words were already available in written and audio form on the Nobel Prize website. It’s not even the first time some of it has been in print – author Andrea Pitzer discovered that a portion of the speech was lifted from a ‘Moby-Dick’ study guide. Still, from 30 Nov you will be able to own it all in hardback form for just £9.99.