2016 Neustadt prizewinner announced, female crime writers in Argentina, and more

October 30, 2015
by WLT

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Dubravka Ugrešić has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Neustadt Prize! 

Beyond Ugrešić’s win, there’s more good news for Croatian literature—the newly launched magazine Underpass focuses on translated literature and its first stop is Croatia. 

NSK Neustadt Prize laureate and beloved children’s author Vera B. Williams passed away at the age of 88. World Literature Today editor in chief Daniel Simon wrote a tribute in her honor.

Over 230 writers have joined with PEN International in challenging the censorship of the Ubud Writers Festival. You can sign on to the statement at the PEN International website.

The longlist for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been announced.

Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Neustadt prizewinner Gabriel García Márquez this Wednesday to commemorate a new archive of Márquez’s work at the University of Texas. The archive is now open to the public. 

Book Riot is featuring female crime writers from around the world. The newest installment focuses on Argentina.


Fun Finds and Inspiration 

Omnivoracious provides a list of scary reads for Halloween.

With allusions to Goosebumps stories and haunted houses, Brenna Twohy powerfully recites her poem titled “Anxiety: A Ghost Story” at the 2015 National Poetry Slam.

For the Halloween season, Flavorwire reviews a new book about Jack the Ripper written by Bruce Robinson.

For Halloween reads outside the horror genre, check out this list of five dark comedies from around the world or this list of ten international crime and mystery novels.