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Swedish Academy has received Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/5/2017
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. The Swedish Academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 Nobel Literature winner Bob Dylan, enabling the American singer-songwriter to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. The Swedish Academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 Nobel Literature winner Bob Dylan, enabling the American singer-songwriter to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

HELSINKI (AP) — 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." The Nobel Prize website said the lecture was recorded on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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.

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This story has been corrected to say that the academy did say where and when the lecture was recorded.

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