Neustadt in the News
This week, we announced the finalists for the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. Representing seven countries and multiple languages, these seven children’s authors have made great accomplishments in the world of children’s literature.
We also said goodbye to a past Neustadt Prize nominee. Nadine Gordimer, who was a phenomenal writer as well as a staunch political activist in South Africa, passed away last weekend at the age of 90.
Describing her role as Neustadt laureate Elizabeth Bishop as a moving experience, Miranda Otto recounts her time on the set of Reaching for the Moon in this recent Sydney Morning Herald interview.
In this video, NSK juror Katherine Otoshi reads from her best-selling children’s book One while elementary school children reenact the story in dramatic and creative interpretation.
NSK juror Elizabeth Laird loves children’s books. Here are her top picks for books around the world that feature teens tackling “tough stuff” and overcoming life’s many obstacles.
The Dalkey Archive is looking for submissions to its Best European Fiction 2016 collection. Submissions are due by August 15, and winning entries will be published in the annual anthology.
Applications for the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship are now open. This grant is awarded annually to new and emerging writers who lack proper access to launch their writing careers.
The 2014 English PEN Awards were announced earlier this month, honoring writers, translators, and publishers from around the world for inspiring and innovative literature in translation.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Love fantasy books but tired of reading about the same Medieval setting? From Book Riot, here are four international fantasy books that traverse the world in both story and scope.
This one’s for the poetry lovers! Masters in English has published a comprehensive list of the 100 best websites for poetry enthusiasts.
The World Cup championship game between Germany and Argentina may have been exciting, but we think the World Cup of Literature championship match was even more so!