Old Town, Stockholm

Old Town, Stockholm

The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

Old Town, Stockholm

Old Town, Stockholm

The Swedish Academy is an independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901.

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Saturday Apr v 17


The Nobel Lecture

Press release18 Nov 2016

The Swedish Academy has decided not to organize an alternative plan for the Nobel Lecture traditionally held on December 7. There is a chance that Bob Dylan will be performing in Stockholm next year, possibly in the spring, in which case he will have a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture.

Bob Dylan has decided not to come to Stockholm

Press release16 Nov 2016

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 Nobel press conference in literature

Press release3 Nov 2016

The traditional Nobel press conference with the Nobel laureate in literature in the Grand Hall of the Swedish Academy will not take place this year. This independently of whether the laureate will come to Stockholm in December or not.

The Call from Bob Dylan

Press release28 Oct 2016

“If I accept the Prize? Of course.”

On October 13, 2016, the Swedish Academy announced that this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".