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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    2005 – Brian Doyle

    "Doyle's great gift, I feel is that he charts for us one small corner of the world and, in doing so, reveals that it is no more out-of-the-way than anywhere else, really, once you give it a listen. He puts that one small place on the map and does so with humor and a great feeling of shared humanity."—Tim Wynne-Jones, "A Tribute to Brian Doyle," WLT Vol. 80, May 2006 Brian Doyle (b. 1950) takes many of the experiences he had growing up in Ottowa, Canada as the basis for his children's…