Neustadt in the News
We love this story from the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald about a student teacher who drew inspiration from NSK laureate Vera B. Williams’s book A Chair for My Mother to teach her children that giving even a little bit goes a long way.
In order to gather some understanding surrounding the kidnappings in Nigeria, recent Neustadt juror and WLT contributor Andrew Lam interviews Michael Watts, author of Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria, over the question: Who are the “Boko Haram”?
Neustadt laureate David Malouf was recently named Australian Book Review’s first laureate, and Malouf will get to nominate a “laureate’s fellow” who will receive $5,000 to support getting a work published in ABR.
It’s always exciting to see books and authors reach a broader audience by means of translation, so it’s a delight to report that Big Mama’s Funeral by Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez is making its way to an Iranian audience with the release of Ghasem San’avi’s Persian translation.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Watch this video over on the NPR blog where you can discover a “drinkable book” that can actually be used to treat drinking water.
Got three minutes for some literary inspiration? Watch the highlights reel from the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival, where award-winning Argentinean-Spanish writer and translator Andrés Neuman talks about why he writes and also delivers some clever tips for aspiring authors.