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Dispatches from the Republic of Letters: Neustadt Anthology Book Launch at the Neustadt Lit Fest
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniel Simon, Will Evans, and David Shook unveil Dispatches from the Republic of Letters, an anthology celebrating 50 years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Tune in for video clips and other remarks by past laureates, book giveaways, and readings from the anthology.
“The centrifugal pull of great literature, as embodied by the work of these twenty-five writers, draws us into a fuller realization of our humanity.” – Daniel Simon, editor-in-chief of World Literature Today
For the last fifty years, The Neustadt Prize has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, second only to the Nobel. Poets, novelists, and playwrights from Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Orhan Pamuk to Czeslaw Milosz and Dubravka Ugresic are listed among the ranks of laureates. Now, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary, Dispatches from the Republic of Letters gathers the acceptance speeches of these twenty-five pioneering writers into one volume, edited and with an introduction by World Literature Today editor-in-chief Daniel Simon.