The Neustadt Festival

The 2016 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. The festival, which is free and open to the public, features award-winning writer Dubravka Ugrešić, who will receive the 2016 Neustadt Prize that week, plus an exciting lineup of other visiting writers, translators, and scholars.

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

“Part of Mildred Taylor’s genius is that she manages to paint full individual human beings and simultaneously paint a communal story…. Page after page, episode after episode, her writing stirs the passions of her readers.” — Dianne Johnson

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    “With her powerful vision and high-quality poetry, fiction, and young-adult literature, Ms. Nye may be one of the most complete and accomplished writers in the world.”—Roberto Con Davis Undiano, Executive Director of World Literature Today Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952) is an American author and poet. Born to a Palestinian father and an American mother, Nye grew up straddling the lines between diverse cultures, a theme that would heavily influence her poetry. She began composing her first…