Dispatches from the Republic of Letters: 50 Years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (Hardcover)
"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 TodayFor 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 to Czeslaw Milosz and Dubravka Ugresic are listed among the ranks of laureate. 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.
About the Author
Daniel Simon serves as World Literature Today's assistant director and editor in chief. He teaches for the Department of English at the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he is a poet, translator, and member of the Academy of American poets; his poetry collections have been translated into multiple languages.