Neustadt in the News: March 2017

Laureates

March 6 marked what would have been Gabriel García Márquez’s 90th birthday. To honor the Neustadt and Nobel laureate, Latin Times shared these 15 inspirational Gabo quotes.

 

Jurors

In this new interview with Valeria Luiselli, she reflects on immigration and discusses her new book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. In a review of her new book, the Texas Observer calls it “the first must-read book of the Trump era.

These 31 women writers, including recent Neustadt juror Porochista Khakpour, share the life-changing books they read in their twenties.

Porochista Khakpour also recently wrote about why this Persian New Year is different, and she shares the history and significance of this annual celebration of spring.

Neustadt Prize juror Derek Walcott passed away this March at the age of 87. He was a prolific, Nobel Prize-winning poet.

 

Finalists

The National Book Award judges have been announced, and NSK finalist Jacqueline Woodson is a member of the 2017 jury as well as Valeria Luiselli.

Via PRX’s weekly podcast from the National Endowment for the Arts, NSK finalist Jacqueline Woodson talks about her novel for adults, Another Brooklyn.

The Detroit Free Press takes a deeper look at Detroit native Carolyn Forché’s recent win of one of the world’s richest literary prizes.

 

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