Friday, April 29, 2016

Neustadt in the News: April 2016

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

Laureates Mozambique author and recent Neustadt Prize laureate Mia Couto writes about the grips of fear and his recent trip to Brazil in this essay from the New York Times. Sweden is promoting a cultural relationship with Nigeria through a

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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, 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, August 7, 2015

Man Booker Prize, literary beasts, and more

Elizabeth Bishop

Neustadt in the News The Financial Times calls Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto’s Confession of the Lioness “intense and experimental.” Artist Carol Laing depicts Neustadt laureate Elizabeth Bishop with ghostly drawings. This work and work from 30 other artists will be

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Neustadt finalists announcement and more

The 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists

Neustadt in the News The finalists for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature were announced this week. The list included nine writers from around the world, with the majority being women writers. Neustadt laureate Elizabeth Bishop served as the

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Friday, April 10, 2015

David Malouf video interview, the 2015 Pen Open Book Award, and more

David Malouf

Neustadt in the News The 2000 Neustadt prizewinner and Australian writer David Malouf speaks with Tony Jones in this video interview about his latest written work. To mark his 80th birthday, he decided to write an essay trilogy and the

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Friday, March 20, 2015

A new book by David Malouf, upcoming literary festivals, and more

2000 Neustadt Laureate David Malouf. Photo by Adrian Wiggins/Flickr

Neustadt in the News Mario Vargas Llosa, a Neustadt Prize juror in 1970 and finalist in 2004, will be attending the 2015 International Literature Festival in Houston this October. He’ll be the first Nobel Prize winner to attend the three-day

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Friday, May 23, 2014

A Murakami book club, lit prizes for women, and more

Kamau Brathwaite

Neustadt in the News Looking for a new book club? If you’re a fan of Haruki Murakami, A Wild Murakami Chase online book club is for you! This group will be reading several of the author’s more well-known works and

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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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