Neustadt in the News: February

Friday, February 26, 2016

We’re condensing our weekly roundups into a monthly batch of the most interesting news related to Neustadt laureates, and recent jurors and finalists for the prize. See how Neustadt authors made the news this month, and stay tuned for more in March!

Laureates

When Pope Francis visited Mexico this February, he quoted Octavio Paz in his farewell greeting.

In this post from the Paris Review archives, you can see Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Homesickness” in its original form: handwritten in black ink from a page in her notebooks.

Rohinton Mistry’s novels set the stage for this article about Parsi cuisine.

Polish essayist Adam Zagajewski has won this year’s Jean Amery award for achievements in European essay writing.

2015 NSK Neustadt Prize-winner Meshack Asare is recognized in this NewPages feature of the January/February issue of World Literature Today.

 

Recent Jurors

In this KGOU radio interview with Valzhyna Mort, she details her passion for poetry and the power of language.

In this new interview with Valeria Luiselli, the author discusses finding her place in the literary world and feeling like an outsider.

Recent Finalists

In this article from the Guardian, Lyn Gardner uses Caryl Churchill’s work as an example for why deciphering meaning isn’t always helpful or necessary in reviewing theater.

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