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

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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, 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, 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

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Poet laureates, literary prizes, and more

Ann Marie Macdonald. Photo by Gunter Kravis.

Neustadt in the News In case you missed the announcement, 2016 finalist Can Xue received the 2015 Best Translated Book Award for The Last Lover translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen. The Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

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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 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, 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, 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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