The Prizes

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NEUSTADT QUOTES

“[Raja Rao is] perhaps the most brilliant—and certainly the most interesting—writer of modern India.”—Santha Rama Rau on 1988 Neustadt Prize Laureate Raja Rao

A Look Back At…

  • 1994 - Kamau Brathwaite

    "Kamau Brathwaite, a towering poet, has moved from the margins of language and history, from the peripheral realm of ''the other exiles,' to the center of civilization, affecting a renaissance of oral poetry and remaking of the poetic world." - H. H. Anniah Gowda, in his essay "Creation in the Poetic Development of Kamau Brathwaite" from the Autumn 1994 issue of WLT Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930), a poet, historian, literary critic, and essayist, was born in Bridgetown, the capital city of…

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A Look Back At…

  • Marilyn Nelson
    2017 – Marilyn Nelson

    Marilyn Nelson: Winner of the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature “Marilyn Nelson recognizes that, like gods and nature, words are awesome—impressive, daunting, inspiring great fear and great admiration—and for the rest of her life, up to the present, she invites young readers to share in the awe, so their lives may be altered ultimately for the better.” – Hayan Charara Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of some twenty books and five chapbooks of poetry…

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NSK Quotes

“Rise to the occasion which is life!” — Virginia Euwer Wolff, 2011 NSK Laureate