Bob Dylan Will Have Acceptance Speech at Nobel Prize Ceremony — He Just Won’t Be Reading it

In the latest installment of the Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Saga — which, we would note, gets less interesting as it gets more unnecessarily complex — the Nobel Foundation has announced Dylan is sending a speech to be read at the December 10 presentation of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm. Like all Nobel laureates, Dylan will still have to deliver a Nobel lecture within six months of the banquet to receive the prize.

More interestingly, the Foundation also announced that Patti Smith will perform Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the ceremony, in an arrangement by Swedish arranger Hans Ek. Now that’s a development we can expect to applaud.


Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s deputy culture editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @TalyaZax.

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