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

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NSK Quotes

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A Look Back At…

  • 2003 – Mildred D. Taylor

    "As the first recipient of this landmark prize, Mildred D. Taylor will help remind the world of the importance — in fact, the urgency — of high quality children's and young adult literature. She is a superb and deeply moving writer, and her selection as the first NSK laureate will set a very high standard for the many NSK awards that will follow."—Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today executive director Mildred D. Taylor (b. 1943) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but her…

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