Neustadt in the News
Just after the Neustadt Festival events announcing his 2015 NSK Prize win, Meshack Asare sat down with Publishing Perspectives to talk about the state of children’s literature in Africa and how it can be improved.
During his acceptance speech for the Welt International Literature Award, recent Neustadt Prize nominee Haruki Murakami sent a message of solidarity to the protestors in Hong Kong this week.
Neustadt juror Nathalie Handal writes a recurring blog series for Words Without Borders, interviewing writers around the world about the cities they call home. Most recently, she’s talked to authors, poets, and translators about Kyoto, Taos, Atlanta, and Oklahoma City.
We wish a huge congratulations to Sean Michaels, this year’s winner of the prestigious Giller Prize for Canadian fiction. (A review of Michaels’s Us Conductors will be included in the book reviews in the January 2015 issue of World Literature Today.)
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Not all popular or famous books make it to the silver screen. This list of 11 well-known books have never (and may never) be made into film. (Not surprisingly, Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude ranks high on the list!)
A new study looking at language and the brain discovered this week that learning new words activates the same parts of your brain as sex and drugs.