The 2018 Neustadt Lit Fest in Photos

Nancy Barcelo, Kathy Neustadt, Edwidge Danticat, and Susan Neustadt Schwartz

The 2018 Neustadt Lit Fest was a celebration of the works of Edwidge Danticat, the 2018 Neustadt Prize winner. In addition to readings, panel discussions, and book signings, the festival also featured Haitian dance performances, Danticat’s keynote talk, and an

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dubravka Ugrešić wins 2016 Neustadt Prize

Novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić has been named the 24th laureate of the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, the Neustadt Prize recognizes outstanding literary merit in literature

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Dubravka Ugrešić Announced as 2016 Winner of Prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature

NEWS RELEASE Kate Peters Sr. PR Director, COHN 919-606-5612 [email protected] Robert Con Davis-Undiano Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected]   Dubravka Ugrešić Announced as 2016 Winner of Prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature Ugrešić to be awarded $50,000 prize

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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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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The 2016 Neustadt Prize Finalists

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Lauren Simpson 903-243-2201 [email protected] Robert Con Davis Executive Director, World Literature Today 405-325-4531 [email protected] [View a PDF of the press release] Finalists Announced for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature Neustadt Prize is known

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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, April 3, 2015

Tomas Tranströmer’s death, National Poetry Month, and more

Tomas Tranströmer (left) receiving the Neustadt Prize certificate in June 1990.

Neustadt in the News We were saddened to hear Tomas Tranströmer passed away last week at age 83. Tranströmer received the Neustadt Prize twenty-five years ago. Read his poem “Oklahoma” and his acceptance speech for the prize in this tribute. NSK

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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, 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, 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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