Neustadt in the News
Speculation about the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature has begun! Top contenders for this year’s prize include two Neustadt laureates: Assia Djebar and Nuruddin Farah.
This week, Neustadt laureate Rohinton Mistry was inducted into the Brampton Walk of Fame.
While celebrating Neustadt laureate Octavio Paz’s 100th birthday in Washington, D.C., this week, writer Alberto Ruy-Sánchez Lacy pauses to note the influence Paz’s works had on Mexican literature.
Neustadt laureate Nuruddin Farah was one of the headlining speakers at this year’s Hargeisa International Book Fair, where he spoke about the violent and often cruel history of his home country, Somalia.
As a believer in love at first sight, the late Gabriel García Márquez often wrote about the moment of the spark. Recently, the woman behind his inspiration for the story “Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane” revealed herself as his secret muse.
All this week, the four longlists for the National Book Awards were revealed, and we are happy to announce that 2011 Neustadt juror Rabih Alameddine is included as a finalist for the prize in fiction.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about how long it took you to read a certain book, you’re not alone. Here’s a chart showing the estimated average time required to read several popular and classic books.
CounterPunch recently released a list of the 100 best novels in translation since 1900. How many have you read?
A new ballet inspired by recordings of 10 Dylan Thomas poems uses spoken words instead of music as inspiration for the dancers’ movements.