Nominees Announced for $50,000 “American Nobel”

News and Events WLT From left to right: Top: Emmanuel Carrère, Jorie Graham, Jessica Hagedorn. Middle: Eduardo Halfón, Ismail Kadare, Sahar Khalifeh. Bottom: Abdellatif Laâbi, Lee Maracle, Hoa Nguyen. World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, has announced finalists for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature. The nominees (with representative texts noted) for the 2020 Neustadt Prize, which carries a $50,000 cash award, are as follows: Emmanuel Carrère (France), The Adversary Jorie Graham (United States), Fast Jessica Hagedorn (Philippines / United States), Dogeaters Eduardo Halfón (Guatemala), Mourning Ismail Kadare (Albania), Broken April Sahar Khalifeh (Palestine), Wild Thorns Abdellatif Laâbi (Morocco), Beyond the Barbed Wire Lee Maracle (Canada), Celia’s Song Hoa Nguyen (Vietnam / United States), Red Juice Nine Neustadt jurors, all creative writers, chose the finalists, and they will meet to choose the winner at the 2019 Neustadt Lit Fest, scheduled for Oct. 15-17, hosted by World Literature Today and the University of Oklahoma. The winner will be announced on Oct. 16. “It is exciting to have such an esteemed group of writers vying for the Neustadt Prize,” shared Robert Con Davis-Undiano,... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-07-19 14:45:14 UTC ]
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