Salman Rushdie on censorship, the Neustadt Festival, and more

October 16, 2015
by WLT

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Catch one of our Reader’s Choice essayists Aleš Debeljak at a poetry reading October 21 at the University of Richmond. The event is part of the university’s Writers Series.

Jamaican author Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.

AmazonCrossings announced this week a $10 million initiative to increase the number of translated books it offers.

The finalists for the National Book Award were announced Wednesday, and—out of the 20 total books on the shortlist—13 titles are by women writers.

Salman Rushdie spoke on the topic of censorship at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week. The Iranian government boycotted this year’s fair because of the decision to proceed with Rushdie’s speech.

The Neustadt Festival of International Literature and Culture is next week! Join us along with 11 visiting writers at the University of Oklahoma, Oct. 21–23. Ghanaian children’s literature writer and illustrator Meshack Asare will receive the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

A video game inspired by Haruki Murakami’s writing seeks to bring magical realism to the world of interactive storytelling.

Literary Hub shares strategies from professional readers on how they return to reading for pleasure.