Neustadt in the News
The Financial Times calls Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto’s Confession of the Lioness “intense and experimental.”
Artist Carol Laing depicts Neustadt laureate Elizabeth Bishop with ghostly drawings. This work and work from 30 other artists will be on display at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival on August 8 in Nova Scotia.
Neustadt laureate and Australian author David Malouf talks about the prevalence of violence in literature.
Lit Prizes and Festivals
Rebecca Walkowitz wrote a blog examining the new Man Booker International Prize’s new decision to highlight the best book published in English translated from another language.
The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books announced its 2015 shortlist. The winner will be announced on September 24 in the U.K.
Salman Rushdie will receive the 2015 Chicago Tribune Literary Award for lifetime achievement on November 7.
African writers still have time to enter the Etisalat Prize for Literature, with submissions closing in one month.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
The British Library has launched a new exhibit featuring the best beasts in literature. The show will run from August 7 to November 1. Admission is free.