COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Bob Dylan, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature but won’t be attending the prize ceremony, likely will travel to Stockholm next year and might give his Nobel Lecture then, the Swedish Academy said Friday.

Dylan likely will give a concert in the Swedish capital, offering “a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture,” the academy said. The Swedish Academy awards the Nobel Prize for literature.

The 75-year-old American singer-songwriter, who was awarded the prize on Oct. 13, has said he cannot attend the Dec. 10 prize ceremony, pleading other commitments.

– From news service reports