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


“Perhaps pondering words is also a form of seeking justice. If a monologue can invite a chorus, then perhaps it can speak for others as well.” ― Duo Duo, 2010 Neustadt Prize Laureate

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A Look Back At…

  • 2003 – Mildred D. Taylor

    "As the first recipient of this landmark prize, Mildred D. Taylor will help remind the world of the importance — in fact, the urgency — of high quality children's and young adult literature. She is a superb and deeply moving writer, and her selection as the first NSK laureate will set a very high standard for the many NSK awards that will follow."—Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today executive director Mildred D. Taylor (b. 1943) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but her…