Bob Dylan won’t show up in person to accept his Nobel Prize for Literature next month. The Swedish Academy, which oversees this annual honor, confirmed in a new statement that he will be absent when the ceremony is held on Dec. 10.
Yesterday evening, the Swedish Academy received a personal letter from Bob Dylan, in which he explained that due to pre-existing commitments, he is unable to travel to Stockholm in December and therefore will not attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony,” the academy said in the statement. “He underscored, once again, that he feels very honored indeed, wishing that he could receive the prize in person.”