Volume 88 No. 5, September 2014

A retrospective celebrating the first 10 years of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature headlines the expanded September 2014 issue of WLT, which also features a special section devoted to Indigenous literatures in the 21st century. Additional highlights include short fiction by Antonio Tabucchi (Italy), an interview with Roland Rugero (Burundi), and J. Madison Davis’s look back at 10 international milestones of crime and mystery literature of the past decade. As always, new books and book reviews are also featured throughout, along with exclusive content on the WLT website.

Table of Contents

The NSK Neustadt Prize: Celebrating the First Ten Years

  • INTRO: “Celebrating the First Ten Years of the NSK Prize” by Kathy Neustadt
  • “Over the Last Good While” by Brian Doyle
  • “Neustadt Memories” by Katherine Paterson
  • “Bronx Doggerel” by Vera B. Williams
  • “To Be of Use: A Self-Interview” by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • “How Would the World Be Different?” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Tapped on the Shoulder” by Mildred D. Taylor

21st Century Native Lit



  • “Best Wishes” by Antonio Tabucchi


  • The Past Prepares the Future: A Conversation with Burundian Novelist Roland Rugero


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