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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Friday, November 6, 2015

An interview with Dubravka Ugrešić, Quotes from Gabo, and more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Neustadt in the News Looking for more on Dubravka Ugrešić, our newly announced winner of the 2016 Neustadt Prize? Start with Music & Literature, where you can read an interview with the well-regarded Croatian author. This “Quotes from Gabo” video

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Friday, September 25, 2015

Re-released books by Raja Rao, an interview with Valeria Luiselli, and more

Valeria Luiselli

Neustadt in the News Neustadt Prize juror Valeria Luiselli has been receiving a lot of press recently for her latest novel, The Story of My Teeth. In this new interview, Asymptote asks Luiselli about her bilingualism and the growing spotlight

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Friday, August 21, 2015

Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes, literary prizes, and more

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

Neustadt in the News Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto was recently highlighted in the Guardian discussing his views on conservation after the death of Cecil the lion and how his heritage affects his writing. Rabih Alameddine won the fiction prize for

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Friday, June 19, 2015

Holocaust survival, literary festivals, and more

Jordan Tannahill

Neustadt in the News The Globe and Mail website reviewed 2016 Neustadt juror Jordan Tannahill’s Theatre of the Unimpressed. Israeli writer and Neustadt juror Etgar Keret was interviewed recently on NPR. Keret discussed how he learned storytelling and survival from

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Friday, May 15, 2015

A Haruki Murakami interview, literary funding, and more

Deji Olukotun

Neustadt in the News Recent Neustadt juror Deji Olukotun’s novel Nigerians in Space received this nice write-up by award-winning poet Tade Ipadeola. The North Haven Library is releasing Neustadt prizewinner Elizabeth Bishop’s summer journals written in North Haven from 1974

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Friday, May 1, 2015

The Nepal earthquake, Urdu literature, and more

Samrat Upadhyay

Neustadt in the News South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma wrote a response to Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto’s open letter. Zuma addresses the recent attacks on foreigners in South Africa and mentions how Mozambique became his second home. Recent Neustadt juror

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Friday, April 17, 2015

Gabriel García Márquez’s reading list, banned books, and more

Andrew Lam

Neustadt in the News Have you ever wondered what books influenced and shaped famous writers? Brain Pickings has a reading list of 24 books that impacted Neustadt prizewinner Gabriel García Márquez. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the end

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Friday, February 21, 2014

Elizabeth Bishop’s letters, Olympic poetry, and more

Emily Bishop

Neustadt laureates are known for their great literary talents, and many of them are honored in diverse and unique ways throughout (and even after) their writing careers. This week, you can open an archive of poetry or a bottle of

Tagged with: , , , , ,