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

Katherine Paterson’s books have blessed children and children’s literature by putting human faces on all kinds of characters. She’s made marginal children seem less marginal, foreign children less foreign, and hopeless children more hopeful. In addition to elevating children’s literature, Paterson’s books and stories have also inspired readers to elevate themselves and their world.” — Chris Crowe, WLT Vol. 82, May 2008

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A Look Back At…

  • Katherine Paterson. Photo by Simon Hurst.
    2007 – Katherine Paterson

    "Katherine Paterson articulates important, difficult, and urgent truths, all within the safe haven of her books and within a world, both real and imagined, which she modestly presents in her own wise and at the same time collective voice both on our behalf and for our benefit."—David Draper Clark, WLT May 2008 Katherine Paterson (b. 1932) was born in China, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries who returned to the United States at the onset of World War II. Though her first language…