Neustadt laureates are known for their great literary talents, and many of them are honored in diverse and unique ways throughout (and even after) their writing careers. This week, you can open an archive of poetry or a bottle of rum (or both!) to celebrate these world-renowned writers.
Neustadt in the News
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Fabrica de Licores de Antioquia launched a new limited edition rum in honor of Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez.
A new play debuting in Ontario next week celebrates the 30th Freedom to Read Week, using letters and essays from Rohinton Mistry, Margaret Atwood, and other celebrated Canadian authors to defend freedom of speech.
Many of Elizabeth Bishop’s letters and poems are published in the New Yorker. They opened up their archives this week to showcase several of these works.
Patricia Grace, the 2008 Neustadt laureate, is currently locked in a land battle with the New Zealand government. Many authors have pledged their support for her fight, which is to preserve the native land where she and her family have lived for many years.
If you’re looking for new opportunities to read international books, Gozamos has a list of 9 Latin American authors you should read this year.
An increasing number of female authors have been honored with top literary awards recently, which prompted the Japan Times to wonder if lit prizes elevate the status of women, using examples from Japanese authors.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
If you’ve ever dreamed of delivering poetry to the moon (and who hasn’t?), a new Tweet Speak poetry campaign needs your support!
Poetry is applicable to so many situations, including the Winter Olympics.