Welcome to the first week of Lit Links at the Neustadt Prize! Every Friday, we will post news, interviews, and new works by Neustadt laureates and jurors, plus a few fun finds and the information you need about literary prizes and festivals. Keep coming back every week for a new update!
Neustadt in the News
While she attended this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival, 2013 Neustadt juror Ananda Devi was interviewed on the role of language, culture, and gender in her writing.
This week marked the 83rd birthday of 1984 Neustadt laureate Paavo Haavikko. Read his poem, “On Becoming a Forest,” in celebration.
Basra Hassan, sister to 1998 Neustadt laureate Nuruddin Farah, was tragically killed last weekend while doing nonprofit work in Afghanistan.
2010 Neustadt juror Yahia Lababidi is an accomplished poet and aphorist, and his brand new collection of short poems debuted this month.
In a recurring column for the Huffington Post, 2013 Neustadt juror Andrew Lam explores the treatment and perception of Asians and Asian Americans around the world. This week, he breaks open the routine discrimination in Hollywood.
Do literary prizes actually help a writer’s career, or are they just monetary?
Three prestigious children’s literature awards—the Newberry Medal, the Caldecott Medal, and the Printz Award—were announced this week.
Operating on the premise that so many great books have been passed over by the biggest literature awards, a new prize called the Daphnes hopes to right past wrongs.
The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is currently accepting submissions to its $5,000 National Translation Award.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Are there rules when it comes to being an author? If there are, these famous authors definitely broke them. All of them.
In celebration of its 200th year in existence, the Bristol Central Library has a brand new book art installation that brings the joy of books and reading to life.
If you don’t have a designated Valentine this February, consider sending a love letter to learning instead.