In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Dylan, who was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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The Swedish Academy said Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song.The academy member, Swedish writer Per Wastberg, accused Dylan of being "impolite and arrogant", and said it was "unprecedented" that the academy did not know if Dylan intended to pick up his award.But Danius told TT news agency that Dylan was "humble, friendly and humorous" during a 15-minute phone conversation with him Tuesday.
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