Digitizing the papers of Gabriel García Márquez, Katherine Paterson to attend KidFilm Festival, and more

Friday, January 15, 2016

Neustadt in the News

Penguin Young Readers has established a new writing contest to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry penned by inaugural NSK laureate Mildred D. Taylor.

The lineup for the 32nd KidFilm Festival was announced in D Magazine this week, and NSK laureate Katherine Paterson will be among the festival’s special guests.

The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX has been awarded a project to digitize the personal papers of Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

Glowing tributes to David Bowie flooded the Internet this week. In case you missed it, be sure to check out David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books or visit Brain Pickings to read his answers to the famous Proust Questionnaire.

Via Mental Floss, these police sketches of five literary characters use their book descriptions to create the composite images.

The New York Public Library has opened a massive digital archive that’s publicly available, and Flavorwire has combed through it to share this collection of interesting 1920s and 1930s book jackets.