The Neustadt Festival

The 2017 Neustadt Festival of International Literature & Culture, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma’s internationally renowned magazine, World Literature Today, will take place on the Norman campus this fall, November 8–10. The festival, which is free and open to the public, features award-winning writer Marilyn Nelson, who will receive the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature that week, plus an exciting lineup of nine visiting writers who will make up the 2018 Neustadt Prize jury. Stay tuned for more details about the festival and read more about the 2018 jury here.

2017 Events


Featured Authors and Participants

Read more about each of the featured authors and scholars in this year’s festival.


2017 Schedule of Events

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Recent Neustadt Festival Media


NSK Quotes

“So many things are possible as long as you don’t know they are impossible” ― Mildred D. TaylorThe Land

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