Round-Up: Trevor Noah’s Memoir, Paula Hawkins’ New Novel, and Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Speech

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From Trevor Noah’s recent memoir to a new novel from Paula Hawkins, here are this week’s biggest literary headlines:

  • Bob Dylan recently announced that he would not be attending the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm because of previous commitments. Instead, a speech will be read on his behalf. The speaker has not yet been named. Additionally, Patti Smith will perform “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” as a tribute to Mr. Dylan.