Bob Dylan Has Submitted Nobel Prize Lecture: Listen

Michael Kovac/WireImage
Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 6, 2015 in Los Angeles.

The Swedish Academy has received his speech, allowing the 2016 literature winner, to collect $922,000 in prize money.

The Swedish Academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 Nobel Literature winner Bob Dylan, enabling the American singer to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money.

Spokeswoman Sara Danius described Dylan's speech in a news release Monday as "extraordinary" and "eloquent" but did not provide details on where, when or to whom it was delivered.

An audio clip of the lecture read by Dylan is posted on the Swedish Academy's website. Danius said its delivery meant that "the Dylan adventure is coming to a close" for the Swedish Academy that decides the Nobel literature laureate.

Dylan got his hands on the Nobel Literature diploma and medal already in April but was still required to deliver the compulsory speech to receive the money. Listen to Dylan's impassioned, 27-minute stemwinder, which touches on his love of Buddy Holly, A Tale of Two Cities, the importance of the religious allegories of Moby Dick and the ugly truth about sending young men into war.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.