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The Neustadt Challenge

I decided to throw my hat into the ring for ANOTHER challenge.  Fortunately, I can use books for multiple challenges. Otherwise I would be in trouble.  This one is being hosted by book haven. The details are below.

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a biennial award for a body of work by poets, novelists, or playwrights. The prize is not limited by geographic area, language, or genre, and is hosted by the University of Oklahoma and the international literary publication World Literature Today

You have two options with this challenge, which will run from May-August 2008.

1. Read three books/plays/collection of poetry by one of the authors who have received the award.

2. Read three books by three different authors.

I am not sure which books I am going to read by the following authors, but I am going with option number two.  These are the three authors whose work I would like to read:

  • Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia): Love in the Time of Cholera. I finished this selection and the challenge. You can find my review here.
  • David Malouf (Australia): Remembering Babylon I finished this selection. You can find my review here.
  • Nuruddin Farah (Somalia): Maps. I finished this selection . You can find my review here.

(I may change my mind later). You can see the list of eligible authors at the Book Haven blog.


Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 5:09PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] in | Comments2 Comments

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I'm glad you posted your website in a comment on my blog, I could never find your blog! I'm glad you're joining the Neustadt Challenge...since you have a preliminary list up you're entered into the drawing for my first giveaway, a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
April 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlisia
I am so excited! Thank you Alisia. I think that blogger and squarespace do not play well together with sharing blog addresses.
April 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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