Friday, February 26, 2016

Neustadt in the News: February

Octavio Paz

We’re condensing our weekly roundups into a monthly batch of the most interesting news related to Neustadt laureates, and recent jurors and finalists for the prize. See how Neustadt authors made the news this month, and stay tuned for more in

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Neustadt in the News: Week of February 12

Neustadt in the News In this article from the Guardian, Lyn Gardner uses recent Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill’s work as an example for why deciphering meaning isn’t always helpful or necessary in reviewing theater. In this KGOU radio interview with

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Rave reviews of Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go, new fiction by Guadalupe Nettel, and more

Caryl Churchill. Photo by Marc Brenner.

Neustadt in the News Variety, the Guardian, and the Independent have all given glowing reviews of Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go, which is now showing at the National Theatre in London. A new short fiction by 2016 Neustadt

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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Neustadt Prize on Three Percent’s podcast, charming bookshops, and more

Neustadt Prize Feather

Neustadt in the News This week on the Three Percent podcast, Chad Post continues the ongoing conversation about women in translation. Jump in around the 22 minute mark to hear their discussion on the Neustadt International Prize for Literature including Dubravka

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Friday, October 16, 2015

The Gabriel García Márquez archive, David Malouf to speak at PEN Sydney, and more

David Malouf

Neustadt in the News For our followers in Wisconsin, NSK prizewinner Naomi Shihab Nye will open the Chippewa Valley Book Festival. A new play by Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill features four lead roles for women in their sixties and seventies.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Neustadt Festival writers share book playlists, “shelfies,” and more

Amit Majmudar

The 2015 Neustadt Festival is just two weeks away, and we’ve included fun finds relating to our current Neustadt jurors who will be among the visiting writers at this year’s celebration of literature and culture. Neustadt in the News The

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Book reviews, infographics, and more

Guadalupe Nettel

Neustadt in the News Orhan Pamuk was a finalist for the Neustadt in 1992 and 2006. He recently received the Erdal Öz Literary Prize in Turkey. Another glowing review for Neustadt prize-winner Mia Couto: “Mia Couto is a master storyteller.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Literary festivals, reviews, and more

Jordan Tannahill

Neustadt in the News John Wilkins reviews Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill and the impact of her plays. He highlights the two plays currently running in San Francisco and Berkeley. NSK prizewinner Naomi Shihab Nye will headline the Aldeburgh Festival’s Poetry

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Neustadt author reviews, vacation-reading infographic, and more

Can Xue

Neustadt in the News 2016 Neustadt juror Padma Viswanathan talks about the story behind her novel The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, which is centered on the 1985 bombing of an Air India jet. Neustadt finalist Can Xue was longlisted

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Neustadt book reviews, diversity in children’s literature, and more

Amit Majmudar

Neustadt in the News Neustadt juror Amit Majmudar describes how it feels to be a member of the current Neustadt Prize jury and how he came to his decision to nominate Don Paterson as a finalist for the 2016 prize.

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Cultural identity, author letters, waterproof books, and more

Mia Couto, laureate of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Neustadt in the News The Colombian Association of Manitoba plans to rename a street in honor of Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez. The street will “serve as a recognition of the Colombian community and its contributions to the ethno-racial diversity

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Play reviews, new Neustadt fiction, and more

Porochista Khakpour

Neustadt in the News 2016 Neustadt juror Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ has a short story in this new collection titled Cooked Up: Food Fiction from Around the World. Ngũgĩ’s piece, “Walking the Wok,” can be read on the Books Live website.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson 903-243-2201 Lauren@CohnMarketing.com Robert Con Davis Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 rcdavis@ou.edu [View a PDF of the press release] Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature Neustadt Prize is known

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Finalists for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists

Can Xue Can Xue (Deng Xiaohua), whose pseudonym in Chinese means both the dirty snow that refuses to melt and the purest snow at the top of a high mountain, was born in 1953 in Changsha City, Hunan Province, in

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