World Literature Today Announces the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature Jurors
juin 2013 | Nominations | Littérature / édition | États-Unis
Source : Communiqué de presse


World Literature Today, the award-winning international literature and culture magazine, today announced the jury panel for the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the most prestigious international literary award given in the United States. The nine-member jury consists of the highly respected and award-winning authors Lauren Camp, Ananda Devi, Gabriella Ghermandi, Fady Joudah, Laleh Khadivi, Andrew Lam, Krys Lee, Deji Olukotun and Cristina Rivera-Garza. During the past four decades, seven Neustadt jurors have gone on to win a Nobel Prize, so the jurors themselves are notable writers.

In the next stage of the awards process, jury members will each nominate an author whom they believe has made important contributions in the literary world. The jury will then vote on the shortlist of nominees when they convene to select the winner of the prize. Neustadt winners, who are announced at a festival at the University of Oklahoma in November, receive ,000, a replica of an eagle feather cast in silver and a certificate of recognition. The shortlist of 2014 nominees will be announced in mid-July.

About the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a ,000 biennial prize funded by a generous endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Okla. and Dallas. The Neustadt Prize is the first international literary award of its scope to originate in the United States and is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, novelists and playwrights are equally eligible. The charter of the award stipulates that the Neustadt Prize be conferred solely on the basis of literary merit, and each laureate is chosen by a jury of writers that World Literature Today convenes on the University of Oklahoma campus.

About World Literature Today

Founded in 1927, World Literature Today is the University of Oklahoma’s bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture. The mission of WLT is to serve the international, state and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes, and a cultural center for students. Now in its ninth decade of continuous publication, WLT has been recognized by the Nobel Prize committee as one of the « best edited and most informative literary publications » in the world, and was recently called « an excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it » (Utne Reader, January 2005).
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