The Neustadt Prize and NSK Prize are sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today. The mission of World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture, is to serve the international, state, and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes, and a cultural center for students. Now in its tenth decade of continuous publication, WLT has been recognized by the Nobel Prize committee as one of the “best edited and most informative literary publications” in the world, and was recently called “an excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it” (Utne Reader, January 2005). WLT has received 23 national publishing awards in the past 17 years, including the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award in 2016.
The Neustadt Family
Through three generations of active, visionary leadership, the Neustadt family has promoted excellence in higher education. The Neustadt family’s major support of The University of Oklahoma includes the gift of land for the Max Westheimer Airpark, the addition of the Neustadt Wing in the Bizzell Memorial Library, sponsorship of both Neustadt Prizes, student scholarships, and the establishment of the Neustadt Professorship in Comparative Literature.
Take a journey through the history of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.