September 25, 2013 |
Walter Neustadt Jr. (left) and Álvaro Mutis at the Neustadt banquet, University of Oklahoma, October 18, 2002 The editors and staff of World Literature Today were greatly saddened to hear the news of Álvaro Mutis’s passing this week; the celebrated Colombian-born poet and novelist died on September 22 in Mexico City at the age of ninety. We fondly remember...
September 3, 2013 |
Photo Burns Library, Boston College/Flickr In tribute to Seamus Heaney (1939–2013), who passed away Friday in Dublin, Ireland, World Literature Today opened its archives to pay its respects to the lauded poet. Heaney was nominated for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1994, and awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His 1975 collection, North, is consid...
March 23, 2013 |
Photo by Angela Radulescu/Flickr In tribute to Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, who passed away this Thursday at the age of 82, we’ve opened the vault to share these compelling and inspiring words by Gabriel Okara in his nominating statement for Chinua Achebe for the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Achebe was a candidate for the Neustadt Prize in 1994 and 2004, and was a memb...