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Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel prize ceremony

STOCKHOLM: American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last month, has decided not to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday. The notoriously media-shy Dylan said three weeks ago he would accept the 8 million crown ($870,000) prize, after repeated attempts by the award-giving academy to contact him since it named him as the winner on Oct. 13. The Academy said on its website that it had received a letter from Dylan explaining that due to…