Neustadt in the News
The 2000 Neustadt prizewinner and Australian writer David Malouf speaks with Tony Jones in this video interview about his latest written work. To mark his 80th birthday, he decided to write an essay trilogy and the final installment, Being There, examines his personal response to music, art, words, and culture.
Brain Pickings has wonderfully curated a list of quotes about poetry by Neustadt prizewinner Elizabeth Bishop (how perfect for National Poetry Month). Bishop remarks on how poetry has the “difficulty of combining the real with the decidedly un-real.”
Fun Finds and Inspiration
This blog from the Huffington Post examines bilingual children’s literature and what it can do for over 54 million Latinos in the U.S. One publisher, Lectura Books, is publishing bilingual books for “parents and their kids to learn together how to love literature and to see themselves in the literature.”
The New York Public Library recently polled a group of librarians to see what 23 books they’d save from the apocalypse, and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude made the cut.