NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (Tuesday, May 4, 2021) – World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, has announced the names of the jury members who will select the next round of finalists for the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
The jury for the 2022 Neustadt Prize is composed of the following members:
· Jennifer Croft
· Tarfia Faizullah
· Hamid Ismailov
· Fowzia Karimi
· Eleni Kefala
· R. O. Kwon
· Carlos Labbé
· Carlos Pintado
· Matthew Shenoda
· Olga Zilberbourg
The jurors’ full bios can be found here.
This prestigious prize can be awarded to a living writer anywhere in any genre. It recognizes great accomplishments in literature and is frequently referenced as “the American Nobel” for its reputation as a forerunner to the Nobel.
The jury’s list of finalists will be announced on June 15, and final deliberations and voting for the 2022 prize will take place at OU during the Neustadt Lit Fest (October 25–27, 2021) in the fall.
First awarded in 1970 to Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti, the prize has gone to Nobel laureates Gabriel García Márquez, Czesław Miłosz and Octavio Paz as well as many well-known novelists, poets and playwrights. The Neustadt Prize is given in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. The 2020 Neustadt Prize was awarded to Ismail Kadare, Albania’s best-known novelist and poet.
More information about the Neustadt Lit Fest can be found at neustadtprize.org or by email at [email protected].