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 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

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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, 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

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Africa’s celebrated rebel novelist, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more

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

  Neustadt in the News OZY has published a fresh story about Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto, calling him “Africa’s celebrated rebel novelist.” Neustadt juror Mukoma wa Ngugi’s latest novel, Mrs. Shaw, was adapted from his 2010 manuscript, which won the

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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

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Gabriel García Márquez film, literary Paris, and more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Neustadt in the News Did you know there was a movie based on the life of Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez? The film was picked up by indie distributor Icarus Films and is set for a 2015 release at the

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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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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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Neustadt jury, summer reads, and more

2016 Neustadt Prize Jury

Neustadt in the News The jury for the 2016 Neustadt Prize has been announced! See the panel of nine writers who will name the finalists for the 2016 prize on May 27. The Wall Street Journal recently compiled a list

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Literary prizes, refugee tales, and more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Neustadt in the News 2010 Neustadt juror Rabih Alameddine received a nomination for the California Book Awards fiction prize. Alameddine’s novel, An Unnecessary Woman, features a protagonist whose love of books helps her cope and keep it together in war-torn

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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

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s birthday, a Neustadt Prize Infographic, and more

Kamau Brathwaite

Neustadt in the News The Latin Times published this list of 15 great quotes from works by Neustadt laureate Gabriel García Márquez to celebrate his 88th birthday. We’re delighted to announce that 1994 Neustadt Prize laureate Kamau Brathwaite has been

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Gabriel García Márquez’s archive, a new Katherine Paterson interview, and more

Neustadt in the News If you’ve ever wondered how much an author was worth, the University of Texas recently paid $2.2 million for Neustadt Prize laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s personal archive, which spans 50 years and includes manuscripts for over

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Gabo’s ebooks, Nobel Prize speculation, and more

Neustadt in the News Coming this fall to a bookstore near you is Nuruddin Farah’s newest novel, Hiding in Plain Sight. Make sure to pre-order your copy! New poetry from Neustadt juror Nathalie Handal appeared this week at Literature Across Frontiers.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Gabo’s secret muse, Neustadt laureates vie for the Nobel, and more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Neustadt in the News Speculation about the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature has begun! Top contenders for this year’s prize include two Neustadt laureates: Assia Djebar and Nuruddin Farah. This week, Neustadt laureate Rohinton Mistry was inducted into the Brampton

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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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Friday, March 21, 2014

Poet-to-Poet, David Malouf’s 80th birthday, and more

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

So many celebrations of past Neustadt jurors and laureates this year! Especially highlighted this week was David Malouf’s 80th birthday. He was the Neustadt laureate in 2000 and is widely considered and celebrated as one of the most influential and

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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

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