The Prizes

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NEUSTADT QUOTES

“Mistry writes with great passion, and his body of work shows the most compassionate and astute observations of the human condition, making him one of the most exciting and important contemporary novelists writing in the English language.”—Samrat Upadhyay in his statement nominating Rohinton Mistry for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

A Look Back At…

  • David Malouf
    2000 - David Malouf

    "Malouf wants to retain and insist upon human moral responsibility, if not for what we endure, then certainly for how we make meaning of those events."—Carolyn Bliss, "Reimagining the Remembered: David Malouf and the Moral Implications of Myth" (WLT Vol. 74, Autumn 2000)   David Malouf (b. 1934) was born of Lebanese and British parents in Brisbane and was educated at Brisbane grammar school and the University of Queensland, where he taught for two years after graduation. He spent the…

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A Look Back At…

  • Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
    2015 - Meshack Asare

    “Meshack Asare is more than a son of Ghana; having retold tales from other African countries, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, he is a storyteller of the continent. His oeuvre has provided generations of children on the continent with intelligent, resonant stories that have entertained and enriched in equal measure.” – Nii Ayikwei Parkes, in his nominating statement Meshack Asare is a gifted Ghanaian author-illustrator who has won international acclaim for a rare…

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NSK Quotes

“Part of Mildred Taylor’s genius is that she manages to paint full individual human beings and simultaneously paint a communal story…. Page after page, episode after episode, her writing stirs the passions of her readers.” — Dianne Johnson