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


“Mistry writes with great passion, and his body of work shows the most compassionate and astute observations of the human condition, making him one of the most exciting and important contemporary novelists writing in the English language.”—Samrat Upadhyay in his statement nominating Rohinton Mistry for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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    2017 – Marilyn Nelson

    Marilyn Nelson: Winner of the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature “Marilyn Nelson recognizes that, like gods and nature, words are awesome—impressive, daunting, inspiring great fear and great admiration—and for the rest of her life, up to the present, she invites young readers to share in the awe, so their lives may be altered ultimately for the better.” – Hayan Charara Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of some twenty books and five chapbooks of poetry…