Neustadt Finalists (1970 – Present)

Finalists for the Neustadt Prize are nominated by a jury member. The following is a full list of finalists for the prize from 1970 to present day.

YEARAUTHORGENDERCOUNTRYCONTINENTLANGUAGE
1970Conrad AikenMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1970John BerrymanMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1970Jorge Luis BorgesMArgentinaSouth AmericaSpanish
1970Edward BrathwaiteMBarbadosCaribbeanNation Language English
1970Hans Magnus EnzensbergerMWest GermanyWestern EuropeGerman
1970Graham GreeneMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1970Jorge GuillénMSpainSouthern EuropeSpanish
1970Zbigniew HerbertMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1970Pierre-Jean JouveMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1970Pablo NerudaMChileSouth AmericaSpanish
1970Francis PongeMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1970Alexander SolzhenitsynMUSSR (Russia)Eastern EuropeRussian
1970Giuseppe UngarettiMItalySouthern EuropeItalian, French
1972Zbigniew HerbertMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1972Vasko PopaMYugoslaviaSouthern EuropeSerbian
1972Claude SimonMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1972Harold PinterMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1972Paavo HaavikkoMFinlandNorthern EuropeFinnish
1972Birago DiopMSenegalWestern AfricaFrench
1972Nathalie SarrauteFFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1972Czeslaw MiloszMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1972Carlos Drummond de AndradeMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
1972Octavio PazMMexicoNorthern AmericaSpanish
1972Gabriel García MárquezMColombiaSouth AmericaSpanish
1974Wole SoyinkaMNigeriaWestern AfricaYoruba
1974Georges SchéhadéMLebanonWestern AsiaFrench
1974Francis PongeMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1974Ian Hamilton FinlayMScotlandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1974Gyula IllyésMHungaryEastern EuropeHungarian
1974Eyvind JohnsonMSwedenNorthern EuropeSwedish
1974Zaharia StancuMRomaniaEastern EuropeRomanian
1974Allen TateMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1974Doris LessingFRhodesiaEastern AfricaEnglish
1974Henri MichauxMBelgiumWestern EuropeFrench
1974Anna SeghersFEast GermanyWestern EuropeGerman
1976Yannis RitsosMGreeceSouthern EuropeGreek
1976Elizabeth BishopFUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1976Anaïs NinFUSA (born in France)Northern AmericaEnglish
1976Bert SchierbeekMThe NetherlandsWestern EuropeEnglish
1976Andrei VoznesenskyMUSSR (Russia)Eastern EuropeRussian
1976Wole SoyinkaMNigeriaWestern AfricaYoruba
1976Tawfiq al-HakimMEgyptNorthern AfricaArabic
1976Czeslaw MiloszMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1976Robert LowellMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1976Tadeusz RózewiczMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1978Anthony PowellMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1978Nadezhda MandelstamFUSSR (Russia)Eastern EuropeRussian
1978Czeslaw MiloszMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1978Carlos Drummond de AndradeMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
1978Zbigniew HerbertMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1978János PilinszkyMHungaryEastern EuropeHungarian
1978Elias CanettiMAustria/EnglandWestern Europe, Northern EuropeGerman
1978Graham GreenMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1978Eudora WeltyFUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1978V.S. NaipaulMWest Indies/EnglandCaribbean, Northern EuropeEnglish
1978Georges SchéhadéMLebanon/FranceWestern Asia, Western EuropeFrench
1980Alberto de LacerdaMPortugalSouthern EuropePortuguese
1980Breyten BreytenbachMSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrikaans and English
1980Yves BonnefoyMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1980Günter GrassMWest GermanyWestern EuropeGerman
1980Kim Chi HaMSouth KoreaEastern AsiaKorean
1980Mulk Raj AnandMIndiaSouthern AsiaEnglish
1980Josef SkvokeckyMCzechoslovakia/CanadaEastern Europe, Northern AmericaCzech
1980Miroslav KrlezaMYugoslaviaSouthern EuropeCroatian
1980Yannis RitsosMGreeceSouthern EuropeGreek
1980Norman MaccaigMScotlandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1982Ted HughesMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1982Laura RidingFUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1982Robert Penn WarrenMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1982Octavio PazMMexicoNorthern AmericaSpanish
1982Vladimir VoinovichMUSSR/West GermanyEastern Europe, Western EuropeRussian
1982Max FrischMSwitzerlandWestern EuropeGerman
1982Eugène GuillevicMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1982Ba JinMChinaEastern AsiaChinese
1982Artur LundkvistMSwedenNorthern EuropeSwedish
1982Leonardo SciasciaMItalySouthern EuropeItalian
1984Zbigniew HerbertMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1984Paavo HaavikkoMFinlandNorthern EuropeFinnish
1984Jorge AmadoMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
1984Howard BrentonMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1984Christopher LogueMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1984Sándor WeöresMHungaryEastern EuropeHungarian
1984Ernesto SábatoMArgentinaSouth AmericaSpanish
1984Mohammad DibMAlgeria/FranceNorthern Africa, Western EuropeFrench
1984Donald DavieMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1984Jorge Luis BorgesMArgentinaSouth AmericaSpanish
1984Manès SperberMAustria/FranceWestern EuropeGerman
1986Wole SoyinkaMNigeriaWestern AfricaYoruba
1986Francisco AyalaMSpainSouthern EuropeSpanish
1986Primo LeviMItalySouthern EuropeItalian
1986Kenzaburo OeMJapanEastern AsiaJapanese
1986Jorge Luis BorgesMArgentinaSouth AmericaSpanish
1986Max FrischMSwitzerlandWestern EuropeGerman
1986Günter GrassMWest GermanyWestern EuropeGerman
1986Yves BonnefoyMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1986Eugène IonescoMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1986Mavis GallantFCanada/FranceNorthern America, Western EuropeEnglish
1988Ghérasim LucaMRomania/FranceEastern Europe, Western EuropeFrench
1988Stanislaw LemMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1988René CharMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1988Milan KunderaMCzechoslovakia/FranceEastern Europe, Western EuropeFrench
1988Léopold Sédar SenghorMSenegalWestern AfricaFrench
1988João Cabral de Melo NetoMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
1988Peter HandkeMAustriaWestern EuropeGerman
1988Roy FisherMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1988Nadine GordimerFSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaEnglish
1988Raja RaoMIndiaSouthern AsiaEnglish
1988Paule MarshallFBarbados/USACaribbean, Northern AmericaEnglish
1990Östen SjöstrandMSwedenNorthern EuropeSwedish
1990Mohammad DibMAlgeria/FranceNorthern Africa, Western EuropeFrench
1990Rolf JacobsenMNorwayNorthern EuropeNorwegian
1990Robert PingetMFrance (born in Switzerland)Western EuropeFrench
1990Yordan RadichkovMBulgariaEastern EuropeBulgarian
1990György KonrádMHungaryEastern EuropeHungarian
1990Michel LeirisMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1990Tomas TranströmerMSwedenNorthern EuropeSwedish
1990V.S. NaipaulMTrinidad/EnglandCaribbean, Western EuropeEnglish
1990Vasko PopaMYugoslaviaSouthern EuropeSerbian
1990Dai HouyingFChinaEastern AsiaChinese
1992Habib TengourMAlgeriaNorthern AfricaFrench
1992Bella AkhmadulinaFRussiaEastern EuropeRussian
1992Christopher MiddletonMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1992Orhan PamukMTurkeyWestern AsiaTurkish
1992Henri MeschonnicMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
1992Kenzaburo OeMJapanEastern AsiaJapanese
1992Andrea ZanzottoFItalySouthern EuropeItalian
1992Eduardo GaleanoMUruguaySouth AmericaSpanish
1992John BergerMEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1992João Cabral de Melo NetoMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
1992A.B. YehoshuaMIsraelWestern AsiaHebrew
1994Edward Kamau BraithwaiteMBarbadosCaribbeanEnglish (Nation Language)
1994Svetlana AlexievichFBelarusEastern EuropeRussian
1994Norman MailerMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1994Zbigniew HerbertMPolandEastern EuropePolish
1994Toni MorrisonFUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1994Chinua AchebeMNigeriaWestern AfricaEnglish
1994Miguel DelibesMSpainSouthern EuropeSpanish
1994Mahasveta DeviFIndiaSouthern AsiaBengali
1994Cóstas MóntisMCyprusWestern AsiaGreek
1994Mohamed ChoukriMMoroccoNorthern AfricaArabic
1994Seamus HeaneyMIrelandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1996Vassilis VassilikosMGreeceSouthern EuropeGreek
1996Vizma BelsevicaFLatviaNorthern EuropeLatvian
1996Assia DjebarFAlgeria/FranceNorthern Africa, Western EuropeFrench
1996Nirmal VermaMIndiaSouthern AsiaHindi
1996Randolph StowMAustralia/EnglandOceania, Western EuropeEnglish
1996Rafael AlbertiMSpainSouthern EuropeSpanish
1996Werner LambersyMBelgiumWestern EuropeFrench
1996Tahar Ben JellounMMorocco/FranceNorthern Africa, Western EuropeFrench
1996Carlos FuentesMMexicoNorthern AmericaSpanish
1996Bei DaoMChinaEastern AsiaChinese
1998Adrienne RichFUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1998R.S. ThomasMWalesNorthern EuropeEnglish
1998Mo YanMChinaEastern AsiaChinese
1998Les MurrayMAustraliaOceaniaEnglish
1998Doris LessingFEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
1998Philip RothMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
1998Nuruddin FarahMSomaliaEastern AfricaEnglish
1998FrankétienneMHaitiCaribbeanFrench and Creole
1998Ernesto CardenalMNicaraguaCentral AmericaSpanish
1998John AshberyMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
2000Wilson HarrisMGuyana/EnglandSouth America, Northern EuropeEnglish
2000V.S. NaipaulMTrinidad/EnglandCaribbean, Northern EuropeEnglish
2000David MaloufMAustraliaOceaniaEnglish
2000N. Scott MomadayMUSANorthern AmericaEnglish
2000Juan GoytisoloMSpainSouthern EuropeSpanish
2000Augusto MonterrosoMGuatemalaCentral AmericaSpanish
2000Femi OsofisanMNigeriaWestern AfricaEnglish
2000Mirkka RekolaFFinlandNorthern EuropeFinnish
2000György KonrádMHungaryEastern EuropeHungarian
2002Andrée ChedidFEgypt/FranceNorthern Africa, Western EuropeFrench
2002Antonio Lobo AntunesMPortugalSouthern EuropePortuguese
2002Alvaro MutisMColombiaSouth AmericaSpanish
2002Wilson HarrisMGuyanaSouth AmericaEnglish
2002Eduardo GaleanoMUruguaySouth AmericaSpanish
2002Janet FrameFNew ZealandOceaniaEnglish
2002Homero AridjisMMexicoNorthern AmericaSpanish
2002Luis Fernando VerissimoMBrazilSouth AmericaPortuguese
2002Peter MatthiessenMUSANothern AmericaEnglish
2002Mavis GallantMCanada/FranceNorthern America, Western EuropeEnglish
2004Duong Thu HuongMVietnamSouth-Eastern AsiaVietnamese
2004Adam ZagajewskiMPolandEastern EuropePolish
2004Gary SnyderMUnited StatesNorthern AmericaEnglish
2004J.M. CoetzeeMSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaEnglish
2004Chinua AchebeMNigeriaWestern AfricaEnglish
2004Mario Vargas LlosaMPeruSouth AmericaSpanish
2004José SaramagoMPortugalSouthern EuropePortuguese
2004Marjorie AgosínFChileSouth AmericaSpanish
2006Orhan PamukMTurkeyWestern AsiaTurkish
2006Alice MunroFCanadaNorthern AmericaEnglish
2006Linton Kwesi JohnsonMJamaica/UKCaribbean, Northern EuropeEnglish
2006Gerald SternMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2006André BrinkMSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrikaans/English
2006Per Olov EnquistMSwedenNorthern EuropeSwedish
2006Philip RothMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2006N. Scott MomadayMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2006Hélène CixousFFranceWestern EuropeFrench
2006Claribel AlegríaFEl Salvador/NicaraguaCentral AmericaSpanish/English
2008Ngugi wa Thiong'oMKenya/USEastern Africa, Northern AmericaEnglish/Gikuyu
2008Saadi YoussefMIraq/UKWestern Asia, Northern EuropeArabic
2008Michael OndaatjeMSri Lanka/CanadaSouthern Asia, Northern AmericaEnglish
2008Jacques RoubaudMFranceWestern EuropeFrench
2008Katerina Anghelaki-RookeFGreeceSouthern EuropeGreek and English
2008Patricia GraceFNew ZealandOceaniaEnglish/M_ori
2008Tsering WoeserFTibet/ChinaEastern AsiaChinese
2008Haruki MurakamiMJapanEastern AsiaJapanese
2008E.L. DoctorowMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2008Yoel HoffmannMIsraelWestern AsiaHebrew
2010Ha JinMChina/USEastern Asia, Northern AmericaEnglish
2010Ricardo PigliaMArgentina/USSouth America, Northern AmericaSpanish
2010Michael OndaatjeMSri Lanka/CanadaSouthern Asia, Northern AmericaEnglish
2010Haruki MurakamiMJapanEastern AsiaJapanese
2010Margaret AtwoodFCanadaNorthern AmericaEnglish
2010Duo DuoMChinaEastern AsiaChinese
2010A.B. YehoshuaMIsraelWestern AsiaHebrew
2010Athol FugardMSouth Africa/USSouthern Africa, Northern AmericaEnglish
2010Shahriar MandanipourMIranSouthern AsiaPersian/Farsi
2012Aleksandar HemonMBosnia/USSouthern Europe, Northern AmericaEnglish
2012Zoë WicombFSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaEnglish
2012Elena PoniatowskaFMexico (born in France)Northern AmericaSpanish
2012Bob DylanMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2012Diamela EltitFChileSouth AmericaSpanish
2012Vénus Khoury-GhataFLebanon/FranceWestern Asia, Western EuropeFrench
2012John BanvilleMIrelandNorthern EuropeEnglish
2012Tahar Ben JellounMMoroccoNorthern AfricaFrench
2012Rohinton MistryMIndia/CanadaSouthern Europe, Northern AmericaEnglish
2014Ilya KaminskyMUkraine/USEastern Europe, Northern AmericaEnglish
2014Cecile PinedaFUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2014Edouard MaunickMMauritiusEastern AfricaFrench
2014Mia CoutoMMozambiqueEastern AfricaPortuguese
2014Ghassan ZaqtanMPalestineWestern AsiaArabic
2014Edward P. JonesMUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2014Duong Thu HuongFViet Nam/FranceSouth-Eastern Asia, Western EuropeVietnamese
2014Chang-rae LeeMKorea/USEastern Asia, Northern AmericaEnglish
2014Haruki MurakamiMJapanEastern AsiaJapanese
2014César AiraMArgentinaSouth AmericaSpanish
2016Can XueFChinaEastern AsiaChinese
2016Caryl ChurchillFEnglandNorthern EuropeEnglish
2016Carolyn ForchéFUSNorthern AmericaEnglish
2016Aminatta FornaFScotland/Sierra LeoneWestern Africa, Northern EuropeEnglish
2016Ann-Marie MacDonaldFCanadaNorthern AmericaEnglish
2016Guadalupe NettelFMexicoNorthern AmericaSpanish
2016Don PatersonMScotlandNorthern EuropeEnglish
2016Dubravka UgresicFCroatia/The NetherlandsEastern EuropeCroatian
2016Ghassan ZaqtanMPalestineWestern AsiaArabic