Bob Dylan courted controversy last year when he didn't turn up to collect his Nobel Prize for Literature in person - but he's fulfilled his end of the bargan by delivering a promised lecture, at least.

Well, kind of.

In order for Dylan - or any recipient of a Nobel Prize - to collect the 8 million krone (€1 million) prize fund that accompanies the award, they must deliver a lecture to the Academy sharing their thoughts and wisdom on their work, inspirations and methods.

Rather than turn up to deliver it in person, Dylan submitted a 27-minute recorded lecture from Los Angeles that is now online for your listening pleasure. In it, Dylan discusses being influenced by Buddy Holly as well as works of literature like Moby Dick.

Hear it below: