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    Singer Bob Dylan will not attend Nobel Prize ceremony

    Veteran rock star awarded 2016 prize 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'

    Baku. 17 November. REPORT.AZ/ 75-year-old rock singer Bob Dylan will not travel to Sweden to receive his Nobel Prize for Literature in person.

    Report informs citing BBC, the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel prizes, said.

    The academy had received "a personal letter" saying he was unable to attend next month's Nobel ceremony "due to pre-existing commitments".

    Dylan, the organisation said, felt "very honoured" and wished he could receive the prize personally.

    The singer is required to give a Nobel lecture between now and next June.

    Notably, the veteran rock star was awarded 2016 prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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