Neustadt in the News: Week of January 29

Friday, January 29, 2016

Neustadt in the News

For our followers in Pennsylvania, former Neustadt juror Cristina Rivera Garza will lead a discussion in the Snowden Library at Lycoming College on February 9.

In this interview with Colm Tóibín, he talks about his book On Elizabeth Bishop, which is a deeply personal investigation into the work and life of the Neustadt laureate and poet.

A new literary prize named for Neustadt prizewinner Assia Djebar was awarded last fall to Algerian novelist Rachid Bouxerroub. In this interview, Bouxerroub discusses his winning novel, The Bride of Reeds.

 

Fun Finds and Inspiration

Recent Neustadt Prize finalist Don Paterson believes famed Scottish poet Robert Burns would probably be all over Facebook and Twitter if he was alive today.

Brain Pickings examines the appeal of memoir, self-portraiture, and why we write about ourselves.

A group called the Creative Action Network is saving public domain books from boring covers. Its initiative, Recovering the Classics, is getting started by crowdsourcing fresh, modern covers for 50 public domain books.