The 2018 Neustadt Prize jury, the third issue of LALT, and more

August 4, 2017
by WLT

2018 Neustadt Prize jury

News, Reviews, and Interviews

The jury for the 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature has been announced! Read about each author on the 2018 jury on Neustadt Prize website.

Latin American Literature Today No. 3 launched this Monday, and it features a new, permanent section devoted to Indigenous Literature plus new writing from Cristina Rivera Garza, Yoss, Juan Villoro, and more!

Book editor Judith Jones passed away this week at the age of 93. She was responsible for The Diary of Anne Frank being published in the US.

Grace Talusan has won the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for her “remarkable memoir” The Body Papers.

Sergio Pitol’s prose is “one of the most complex in the Spanish language,” and the Los Angeles Review of Books is praising the work of Deep Vellum Publishing and WLT contributing editor George Henson in translating Pitol’s writing with a “rigorous and loving approach.”

The third ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, Colorado will feature more than 70 authors and discussions on feminism across cultures, migrations, ancestral cultures, and more.

In celebration of Women in Translation Month, Words without Borders has rounded up 31 women writers in translation from all over the world.

Translator Dayla Rogers discusses her work translating Turkish author Kemal Varol and the challenges of translating cultural references.

Via Electric Literature, Bix Gabriel delves into why we need diverse book reviewers just as much as we need diverse books.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

Architectural Digest has ranked 18 stunning university libraries around the world, and in the number one spot is our very own Bizzell Memorial Library at the University of Oklahoma!

Some words just can’t be translated—The Local takes an attempt at translating these 26 untranslatable Swedish words.

Via Literary Hub, author Carole Burns discusses the act of rereading Mrs. Dalloway at the same age as Mrs. Dalloway.