Neustadt in the News: June

Thursday, June 30, 2016

 The Neustadt Prize feather

“Tesla owns the expertise on electric cars, Picasso on cubism, and the Neustadt Prize on casting a large net to evaluate international literature in unbiased fashion. And in so doing, the Neustadt Prize has reframed the field for everyone else.”

In his essay “The Neustadt Prize and the Framing Effect,” published in the May 2016 issue of WLT, William Marling examines how the Neustadt Prize sets itself apart, and how it has reframed the literary prize field for everyone else since 1970. 

Laureates

Adam Zagajewski has received the 2016 Lucas Prize honoring his literary work and political and social activities that supported reconciling Eastern and Western Europe.

The University of Texas’s Ransom Center will soon be home to the archive of Neustadt Prizewinner Raja Rao’s manuscripts and unpublished works.

These four interesting facts about Octavio Paz give insight into his literary influences.

The new owner of the Elizabeth Bishop House shares why she sees the poet and Neustadt laureate’s home as “sacred.”

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative has paired Neustadt laureate Mia Couto with his protégé author, Brazilian Julián Fuks.

 

Recent Jurors

Via Poets.org, read and listen to “The Bed on the Wall” by poet and radio host Lauren Camp.

Translator and author Alison Anderson rounds up this insightful list of books about Russia for the Wall Street Journal. 

 

Recent Finalists

Caryl Churchill’s new short play Pigs and Dogs will premiere during the Royal Court’s 60th anniversary season, running from July 20 to 30.