Bob Dylan’s winning and much-debated acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature is to be released as a book via Simon & Schuster.

Dylan, who delivered his long-awaited speech on June 5th, was handed a six-month deadline to reveal his speech after the 76-year-old refused to attend the awards ceremony on December 10th in Stockholm and was later accused of plagiarism.

If Dylan missed the deadline set by the Nobel Prize, he would be forced to repay the £700,000 prize fund he received after being awarded the prestigious literature honour.

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With all the controversy seemingly behind him, the speech has been converted into a 32-page book which will available as a standard hardcover and in a signed and numbered edition, limited to 100 copies and running for $2,500.

In the speech, Dylan referenced the music of Buddy Holly and works of literature including Moby DickAll Along the Western Front, and The Odyssey.

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