The 2015 Neustadt Festival is just two weeks away, and we’ve included fun finds relating to our current Neustadt jurors who will be among the visiting writers at this year’s celebration of literature and culture.
Neustadt in the News
The Atlantic Theater Company opened its production of Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine this week, and you can read Vulture’s review of it online. Tickets to the show are available at broadway.com.
NSK prizewinner Naomi Shihab Nye has a new book out—a 32-page, lavishly illustrated version of her most well-recognized poem, “Famous.”
Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez is a documentary about the Colombian author and Neustadt Prize laureate. Read a review of the movie from the Seattle Times.
Neustadt Prize juror Porochista Khakpour shares this “shelfie” with Literary Hub to tell readers a little about her reading space and the books she’s read.
Via the Los Angeles Times, Carolyn Kellogg muses on likely candidates for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the suggested possibilities is Somali poet and Neustadt prizewinner Nuruddin Farah.
Belarussian journalist and prose writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1994.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Frank Sinatra, Eminem, and a Flock of Seagulls together in one playlist? Neustadt juror Porochista Khakpour says yes in her playlist for her novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects.
This fun find is a review of Valeria Luiselli’s Sidewalks in graphic-novel form via the Rumpus.