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, October 2, 2015

Vera B. Williams’ art exhibit, Neustadt writers reviewed, and more

Neustadt in the News Last week, Neustadt Prize finalist Ann-Marie MacDonald was named the first Mordecai Richler writer-in-residence by Concordia University. NSK prizewinner Vera B. Williams has an exhibit showcasing 60 years of her works at the Delaware Arts Center

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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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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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 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

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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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