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 ten other visiting writers, nine of whom will make up the 2018 Neustadt Prize jury. Stay tuned for more details about the festival and an announcement about the 2018 jury.

2016 Events

The European Refugee Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion 2016 Neustadt Festival Opening Night Discovering-Baghdad Dubravka-contemporary-Euro-Lit Who-Am-I Keynote

Featured Authors and Participants

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


2016 Schedule of Events

  • Stay tuned for the 2017 festival schedule!

Recent Neustadt Festival Media


NSK Quotes

[Virginia Euwer] Wolff has a level of excellence in her use of pitch perfect language, form, and imagery that is unique and fitting to each story, [in] novels that move readers with the grace of acceptance and forgiveness, the luminosity of hope.” — Suzanne Fisher Staples

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  • Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
    2015 - Meshack Asare

    “Meshack Asare is more than a son of Ghana; having retold tales from other African countries, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, he is a storyteller of the continent. His oeuvre has provided generations of children on the continent with intelligent, resonant stories that have entertained and enriched in equal measure.” – Nii Ayikwei Parkes, in his nominating statement Meshack Asare is a gifted Ghanaian author-illustrator who has won international acclaim for a rare…