The Neustadt Lit Festival

2018 Neustadt Lit Festival

The 2018 Neustadt Lit Festival, a celebration of international books and culture sponsored by World Literature Today, will take place on the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma this fall. The literary festival, which is free and open to the public, features Edwidge Danticat, winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, plus other visiting writers, artists, dancers, and scholars.

2018 Events

Featured Authors and Participants

Read more about each of the featured authors and scholars in this year’s festival.


2018 Schedule of Events

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Recent Neustadt Festival Media


“[Raja Rao is] perhaps the most brilliant—and certainly the most interesting—writer of modern India.”—Santha Rama Rau on 1988 Neustadt Prize Laureate Raja Rao

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  • Brian Doyle. Photo by Tim Fuller.
    2005 – Brian Doyle

    "Doyle's great gift, I feel is that he charts for us one small corner of the world and, in doing so, reveals that it is no more out-of-the-way than anywhere else, really, once you give it a listen. He puts that one small place on the map and does so with humor and a great feeling of shared humanity."—Tim Wynne-Jones, "A Tribute to Brian Doyle," WLT Vol. 80, May 2006 Brian Doyle (b. 1950) takes many of the experiences he had growing up in Ottowa, Canada as the basis for his children's…