The Prizes

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NEUSTADT QUOTES

“M’Illumino D’Immenso – I flood myself with the light of the immense.” ― Giuseppe Ungaretti, 1970 Neustadt Prize Laureate

A Look Back At…

  • 1990 - Tomas Tranströmer

    “He has been able to breathe life into the most uninspiring realities of modern existence and in this way has significantly broadened the scope of our poetic vision of the world.” – Jaan Kaplinski, from his 1990 nominating statement for Tranströmer Tomas Tranströmer (born 15 April 1931 in Stockholm) is a Swedish writer, poet and translator, who has sold thousands of volumes in his native country, and whose poetry has been translated into over sixty languages. He has published ten…

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A Look Back At…

  • 2009 – Vera B. Williams

    "For 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 Vera B. Williams (b. 1927) was born in California, but moved to New York City when she was a young child. It was there that she tailored her love of the arts, studying dance, acting, and painting. She attended Black Mountain Arts College in North Carolina, where she studied graphic arts. Her career as an…

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“So many things are possible as long as you don’t know they are impossible” ― Mildred D. TaylorThe Land