Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Photos from the 2016 Neustadt Festival

Dubravka Ugrešić with the Neustadt family.

Take a look back at the 2016 Neustadt Festival celebrating Neustadt Prize laureate Dubravka Ugrešić!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Marilyn Nelson Announced as 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Winner

Marilyn Nelson. Photo by Curt Richter.

Biennial $25,000 prize recognizes a storied literary career exploring history, race relations and feminism in America

Monday, June 13, 2016

Facebook Live Announcement of this Year’s Finalists for the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

NSK 2017 hashtag

Join World Literature Today on Facebook tomorrow (6/14) for the live announcement of this year’s list of NSK Neustadt Prize Finalists.   Tune in via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/worldlittoday) at 11 a.m. CDT from your computer or mobile device to see if

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Neustadt Festival Dates, Details Announced

Dubravka Ugrešić. Photo by Jerry Braun.

Festival to honor 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature laureate Dubravka Ugrešić and announce the winner of the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Poetry Readings from the 2015 Neustadt Festival Opening Night

Wang Ping

The 2015 Neustadt Festival opened with a night of readings at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Watch and listen to a selection of poetry read by Wang Ping, Valzhyna Mort, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Nathan Brown, Amit Majmudar, and Daniel

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dubravka Ugrešić wins 2016 Neustadt Prize

Novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić has been named the 24th laureate of the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, the Neustadt Prize recognizes outstanding literary merit in literature

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Schedule of Events for the 2015 Neustadt Festival Announced

The 2015 Neustadt Festival

NEWS RELEASE Kate Peters Senior PR Director, COHN 303-839-1415 x36 [email protected] Robert Con Davis Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected]   Schedule of Events for the 2015 Neustadt Festival Announced Festival to recognize 2015 NSK Prize laureate Meshack Asare

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Video of the 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists Announcement

Kathy Neustadt announcing the 2016 Neustadt Prize finalists

  On May 27, Kathy Neustadt announced the finalists for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature to a packed house at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop just before the writers’ names were revealed on the Neustadt website. In the clip

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson 903-243-2201 [email protected] Robert Con Davis Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected] [View a PDF of the press release] Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature Neustadt Prize is known

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Jury Announced for the Prestigious 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

2016 Neustadt Prize Jury

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson Sr. Strategist, COHN 903-243-2201 [email protected] Robert Con Davis-Undiano Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected] [View a PDF of the press release] Jury Announced for the Prestigious 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Swedish Poet in Oklahoma: Remembering Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer (left) receiving the Neustadt Prize certificate in June 1990.

When news broke late last week that Nobel Prize laureate Tomas Tranströmer had died in Stockholm on March 26 at the age of eighty-three, the editors and staff of World Literature Today joined the rest of the world in celebrating

A Tribute to Assia Djebar (1936–2015)

Assia Djebar. Photo by Irmeli Jung.

The 1996 Neustadt Prize Laureate The editors and staff of World Literature Today were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Algerian-born novelist, translator, and filmmaker Assia Djebar on February 6, 2015. In her honor, we reprint below the

Friday, October 24, 2014

Meshack Asare Announced as the 2015 Winner of the Prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Meshack Asare

Asare is the first African writer to be awarded the biennial $25,000 Prize  World Literature Today , the award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, today announced Meshack Asare as the winner of the prestigious 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Issue of World Literature Today Celebrates Prizewinning Children’s Writers

A special section celebrating the first ten years of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature headlines the September 2014 issue of World Literature Today, with contributions by all six past NSK laureates: In an essay called “Tapped on the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Finalists Announced for Prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Finalists for the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson Sr. Strategist, COHN 303-839-1415 ext. 43 [email protected] Robert Con Davis-Undiano Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected] Finalists Announced for Prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Seven nominated for the seventh awarding

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The 7th Biennial NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Jurors Announced

2015 NSK Neustadt Jury

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson Sr. Strategist, COHN 303-839-1415 ext. 43 [email protected] Robert Con Davis-Undiano Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected] The 7th Biennial NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Jurors Announced Seven-member jury panel of acclaimed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

“When I die I’ll live again”: A Tribute to Maya Angelou (1928–2014)

Maya Angelou and Margherita Guidacci participate in the Neustadt Prize deliberations.

The editors and staff of World Literature Today join in mourning the passing while celebrating the life and literary legacy of Maya Angelou, who died earlier today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the age of eighty-six. Dr. Angelou was

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

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Daniel Simon, WLT Editor in Chief When news broke yesterday about the death of Gabriel García Márquez, the entire staff of World Literature Today paused to reflect on the legacy of a writer who not only redrew the map of

Friday, January 31, 2014

Listen Now: Neustadt Jurors on NPR Affiliate, KGOU

Airing today at 4:30pm and 6pm CST, 2013 Neustadt jurors Laleh Khadivi and Fady Joudah talk about migration and identity in literature in an interview with Suzette Grillot on Oklahoma’s local NPR station, KGOU. Visit the KGOU website to stream the

Friday, November 1, 2013

Noted Mozambican Author Mia Couto Wins 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Mia Couto, laureate of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

NORMAN, OKLA., Nov. 1, 2013 – Mozambican author António Emílio Leite Couto (Mia Couto) has been chosen by a jury of nine international authors to receive the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The $50,000 prize is sponsored by the

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Neustadt Festival Day Two: Film, Readings, and Cultural Discussion

The second day of the Neustadt Festival was once again a huge success. In our first event, we proudly launched two books, Nigerians in Space by Neustadt juror Deji Olukotun and Good Night, Mr. Kissinger by K. Anis Ahmed. We

The 2013 Neustadt Festival Kicks Off with a Packed House

Photo by Laura Hernandez.

Neustadt 2013 Kick Off and Opening Night Synopsis The Neustadt Festival 2013 has officially begun! Ananda Devi regaled an overflowing room of students with stories of language, writing, and identity in the first Neustadt event of the week. Devi speaks over

2013 Neustadt Festival Celebrates World-Class Literature, with a Spotlight on the Middle East

The 2013 Neustadt Festival

The 2013 Neustadt Festival of International Literature & Culture—featuring twenty poets, novelists, musicians, filmmakers, translators, and scholars from around the globe—will take place on the University of Oklahoma campus October 29 through November 1. The festival’s marquee author, Palestinian American

A Tribute to Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo

Walter Neustadt Jr. (left) and Álvaro Mutis at the Neustadt banquet, University of Oklahoma, October 18, 2002

By Daniel Simon The editors and staff of World Literature Today were greatly saddened to hear the news of Álvaro Mutis’s passing this week; the celebrated Colombian-born poet and novelist died on September 22 in Mexico City at the age of ninety. We fondly

Info for the Media: Ghanian Poet and Statesman Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

The World Literature Today executive director, editors, and staff today noted with sadness that on Sept. 21, 2013 Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet and statesman, died in the al-Shabaab attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mr. Awoonor was a WLT author and adviser. In 1994, he served on the jury

NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Donates Picture Books to Save the Children

Nancy, Susan, and Kathy

Children Impacted by May 2013 Moore Tornadoes to Benefit From Donations  NORMAN, Okla. (Aug. 7, 2013) – The NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature at the University of Oklahoma is coordinating with Save the Children, Noerr Programs and Simon & Schuster Publishing to donate

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Discover the Nominees for the 23rd Biennial Neustadt Prize, Announced July 16th

2014 Shortlist of Nominees

NORMAN, Okla. (July 16, 2013) – World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning international literature and culture magazine, today announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 Neustadt Festival Schedule Announced

Poster for the 2013 Neustadt Festival

Norman, Okla., July 15, 2013 – The 2013 Neustadt Festival of International Literature & Culture, sponsored by World Literature Today, will take place on the University of Oklahoma campus October 29 through November 1. The festival’s featured writer, Palestinian American

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2014 Neustadt Prize Jury Announced, June 18th

2014 Neustadt Prize Jury

NORMAN, Okla. (June 18, 2013) – World Literature Today, the award-winning international literature and culture magazine, today announced the jury panel for the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the most prestigious international literary award given in the United States.

Naomi Shihab Nye Wins 2013 NSK Prize

Naomi Shihab Nye

Norman, Okla., September 29, 2012 – Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of thirty-three books, has been named laureate of the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. The NSK Prize is a $25,000 juried award sponsored by the

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Highlights from the 2012 Neustadt Festival

2012 Neustadt Festival Highlights Reel

The 2012 Neustadt Festival attracted its highest attendance ever. Take a look back at the exciting celebration of Indian dance, music, and culture, and the works of the 2012 Neustadt Prize laureate Rohinton Mistry. For more coverage, read about the

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