Friday, August 14, 2015

Arab American book awards, book reviews, and more

Neustadt in the News NSK prizewinner Naomi Shihab Nye’s novel The Turtle of Oman is one of the 2015 Arab American Book Award Winners! 2016 Neustadt juror Wang Ping recites her poem “Syntax” in this video from the Association of

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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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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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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mia Couto’s open letter, environmental lit, and more

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

Neustadt in the News Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto wrote a passionate open letter to South African president Jacob Zuma to act against violence. Novelist and poet Couto stressed the ties between South Africa and Mozambique to help end attacks against

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Friday, February 20, 2015

A library with no books, literary festivals, and more

Lit Prizes The Sheikh Zayed Book Award shortlist has been announced: three books from literature, young-adult literature, and children’s literature have been selected and the winners will be chosen in March. Fun Finds and Inspiration A library with no books

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Naomi Shihab Nye’s new novel, authors’ favorite illustrations, and more

Naomi Shihab Nye. Photo by Chehalis Hegner

Neustadt in the News If you’re a fan of 1972 Neustadt Prize laureate Gabriel García Márquez, you have three very talented translators to thank for his wide availability. Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance was recently ranked as the greatest Indian

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Friday, May 16, 2014

NSK laureate inspires teacher’s lesson on giving, new translations, and more

A Chair for My Mother by NSK laureate Vera B. Williams

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

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Naomi Shihab Nye Wins 2013 NSK Prize

Naomi Shihab Nye

Norman, Okla., September 29, 2012 – Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of thirty-three books, has been named laureate of the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. The NSK Prize is a $25,000 juried award sponsored by the

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