The Norman Transcript

University

October 8, 2011

Neustadt recipient receives Nobel

NORMAN — When Swedish author Tomas Tranströmer won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature this week, it marked the 29th time in 41 years that an author associated with World Literature Today’s Neustadt International Prize for Literature was awarded the world’s top literary prize.

World Literature Today is the University of Oklahoma’s international literary magazine.

Since 1970, 29 of the 41 Nobel winners have been candidates or laureates of the Neustadt Prize, or they served as Neustadt jurors prior to receiving the Nobel.

Tranströmer, 80, is a Swedish writer, poet and translator who won the Neustadt Prize in 1990.

Established in 1969, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature is one of the few international prizes for which poets, novelists and playwrights are equally eligible.

An international jury meets at OU every other year to decide the winner of each $50,000 prize. An endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore and Dallas funds the prize.

Tranströmer has sold thousands of volumes in his native country and 10 volumes of his poetry have been translated into more than 60 languages.

“In our world that is often so confused by all kinds of ideologies and doctrines, Tranströmer has always remained a politically non-engaged humanist who understands that he has no right to forget the sufferings of other people, be it in the West or in the East, but who knows that there are no quick and simple solutions to the grave problems of our time,” said Estonian poet and philosopher Jaan Kaplinski, his nominating juror for the Neustadt Prize.

The next Neustadt laureate, Indian-Canadian author Rohinton Mistry, is scheduled to receive the award during the 2012 Neustadt Festival of International Literature and Culture, scheduled at OU for fall 2012.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
University
  • Water carry 5 Water Walk opens discussion about difficulties in obtaining safe H2O

    With large white plastic buckets upon their heads, two gallons of water sloshed to the brim and over the side, but the students trudged on down the South Oval. The farthest feat was to the Seed Sower, and as the sun glared down, heat ...

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Contemporary Dance Oklahoma to perform at OU

    The University of Oklahoma University Theatre and School of Dance will present Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, a mixed program of new choreography, works from the CDO repertory and guest choreographer Jessica Lang’s “A Solo in Nine Parts.” ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Brad Burnett receives the 2014 Regents’ Award for Superior Staff

    Brad Burnett, University of Oklahoma associate vice president for enrollment and student financial services, has been selected as the 2014 Regents’ Award for Superior Staff on the OU Norman campus. In the nomination letter written by his ...

    April 23, 2014

  • OU College of Architecture explores new service learning opportunity in Zambia

    The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture is exploring new ways to help students gain unique experiences through study-abroad opportunities. To complement the successful Sooners in Rome program — a semester-long study in an ...

    April 22, 2014

  • OU Faculty Senate adopts resolution against guns on campus

    The University of Oklahoma Norman campus Faculty Senate recently approved a resolution opposing the presence of firearms on campus, other than those of duly authorized law enforcement officials.  The resolution states that faculty members ...

    April 22, 2014

  • OU no longer accepts AP Statistics for course

    The University of Oklahoma recently made a change in credit opportunities that may affect Norman Public Schools’ students who plan to take the Advanced Placement exam for statistics. The AP statistics exam will no longer be accepted as ...

    April 22, 2014

  • Five receive honorary degrees

    Four individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All, and Founder and chair of Teach For America, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony, ...

    April 21, 2014

  • Sooner awarded Truman Scholarship

    A University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholar and Honors student has been selected as a recipient of the Truman Scholarship. Alexis Taitel won the prestigious award based on her leadership potential, intellectual ability and the ...

    April 21, 2014

  • OU interns to present entrepreneurial ventures

    After four months of hard work, some of the University of Oklahoma’s top student talent will present recommendations for its entrepreneurial projects to key stakeholders from the university and the Oklahoma City metro area at 6 p.m. on ...

    April 21, 2014

  • OU Staff Senate Awards Ceremony honors retirees

    University of Oklahoma staff members who are retiring will be recognized and honored for outstanding performance at the Staff Senate Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 22....

    April 21, 2014

Video
Facebook