University of Oklahoma’s Neustadt Prize Announces Its 50-Year Anniversary

News and Events WLT The Neustadt International Prize for Literature, one of the most prestigious global literary awards, has entered its 50-year anniversary at the University of Oklahoma. Often referred to as “the American Nobel,” the biennial award endowed by the Neustadt family and orchestrated by OU’s literary magazine, World Literature Today, will be offering opportunities for readers everywhere to be a part of the cultural impact that the prize has brought to Oklahoma, the United States and the world. Two years after the first prize was awarded to Giuseppe Ungaretti in 1970, the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, endowed the prize in 1972. “We recognize that the power of the written word is one answer to a broader understanding between the peoples of the world and thence to a more peaceful and cooperative life together in this ever-narrowing universe,” said Walter Neustadt Jr. during the 1972 Neustadt banquet honoring the second Neustadt Prize laureate, Gabriel García Márquez. From García Márquez to Elizabeth Bishop and Octavio Paz, the award has built a history of honoring authors of the highest caliber. In the past 50 years, a record of 32 laureates, finalists or jurors have been awarded Nobel Prizes following their involvement with the Neustadt Prize, with only one exception, José Saramago (Portugal), who was a Nobel Prize recipient before being considered for the Neustadt. The Neustadt Prize is uniquely woven into the... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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