The NSK Prize


The NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, initiated in 2003, aims to enhance the quality of children’s literature by promoting writing that contributes to the quality of their lives.


About the NSK Neustadt Prize

NSK Neustadt Prize Medallion in Hand-Carved Wood Box Since 2003, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature has been awarded every other year to a living writer or author-illustrator with significant achievement in children’s or young-adult literature. Made possible through the generosity of Nancy Barcelo, Susan Neustadt Schwartz, and Kathy Neustadt and sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature, the NSK Prize celebrates literature that contributes to the quality of children’s lives. Candidates for the award are nominated by a jury of children’s literature writers, illustrators, or scholars, and the jury also selects the winner of each [...]

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A Look Back At…

  • Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
    2015 - Meshack Asare

    “Meshack Asare is more than a son of Ghana; having retold tales from other African countries, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, he is a storyteller of the continent. His oeuvre has provided generations of children on the continent with intelligent, resonant stories that have entertained and enriched in equal measure.” – Nii Ayikwei Parkes, in his nominating statement Meshack Asare is a gifted Ghanaian author-illustrator who has won international acclaim for a rare…

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NSK Quotes

“All stories are, in some form, prayers.” ― Brian Doyle

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