Our recent Neustadt jurors took center stage this week in literary news. Three jurors published new works this past week, all of which are rounded up for you in the links below.
Neustadt in the News
Neustadt juror Nathalie Handal has a recurring feature at Words Without Borders where she interviews international authors about their home cities. This week, she interviews Deema Dabis in Amman.
According to this blogger, 2012 Neustadt laureate Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance is a life-altering read.
1986 Neustadt laureate Max Frisch was known to have a few sketchbooks, in which he created a literary genre all his own. One of these sketchbooks is now available in English translation for the first time.
2010 Neustadt juror Rabih Alameddine’s newest book, An Unnessecary Woman, was published this week, and it’s already made the New Yorker’s February Books to Watch Out For list.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Kenyon Review asked international authors to submit their personal credos about literature, poetry, and translation. Fady Joudah, 2013 Neustadt juror, was one of the selected authors.
Gerald Stern received the 2014 Frost Medal, awarded yearly by the Poetry Society of America.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Old or worn books don’t have to be finished—before you think about tossing them out, consider all the book sculptures you could create!
Machines can’t create poetry, you say? This MIT PhD student crossed a computer with poetry and ended up with a Shakespearean sonnet.
Instead of chocolates or flowers, this Valentine’s Day consider giving a gift that lasts—a gift of poetry.