Neustadt in the News
Looking for a new book club? If you’re a fan of Haruki Murakami, A Wild Murakami Chase online book club is for you! This group will be reading several of the author’s more well-known works and discussing them interactively online.
While celebrating Neustadt laureate Kamau Brathwaite’s birthday last week, we stumbled across this video recording of the poet reading from his piece “Born to Slow Horses” at the 2006 Griffin International Poetry Prize ceremony.
Need a dose of poetry inspiration? Claribel Alegría’s poem “Rain” will do just the trick this week.
To celebrate his 80th birthday, several Queensland artists have collaborated with David Malouf to display new art pieces inspired by his books. You can see a sneak preview of the paintings and art pieces here.
While many people are asking “Where are the women in translation?” in 2014, another relevant question about women and literature has sprung up: do literary prizes for women serve to hurt or help the issue of women in literature?
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Any Game of Thrones fans out there? The Dothraki language, often featured in the first two seasons of the show (and the first few books), is actually a complex, grammar-rich language. Here are a few more facts you might not know about the show’s fantasy language.
What’s a day in the life of the New York Public library like? This new video describes one single day, but shows the greater importance of libraries in today’s world.
In an old, but excellent, blog interview, writer Sue Goyette talks about the importance of silence in your writing.