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 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.

 

NSK Quotes

“For [Vera B.] Williams, writing begins and ends with being immersed in the human condition, and out of the world springs the text, refined by craft and discipline.”—Daniel Simon, WLT March 2010

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