Neustadt in the News
If you’ve ever wondered how much an author was worth, the University of Texas recently paid $2.2 million for Neustadt Prize laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s personal archive, which spans 50 years and includes manuscripts for over 10 novels.
NSK prizewinner Katherine Paterson discusses some of her childhood influences and missionary background and how those bled over into her writing in this NPR interview.
The International Contemporary Art Fair showcased a beautiful art installation in Madrid, which celebrated Gabriel García Márquez (the 1972 Neustadt laureate) with 3D printing and word art.
Poet Tony Harrison received the David Cohen Prize, which is awarded biennially to an English language writer for an entire body of work.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Literary hangout The Bookworm in Bejing has widened its scope to include publishing. The bookstore also hosts the China Bookworm Literary Festival each year and will include over 300 events from March 13-29th.