Valeria Luiselli shortlisted for the Neustadt International Prize 2024
World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, has announced finalists for the 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious award recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive, published in the UK & Ireland by 4th Estate and in the US by Alfred A. Knopf, is among the nine writers nominated. The novel explores the painful history of the Apache people and the present immigration crisis on the Southwest border, while freshly exploring themes of conquest and remembrance, and powerfully conveying the beauty of the haunted landscape. It was a 2019 Kirkus Prize finalist and was longlisted for the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and shortlisted for the Simpson Literary Prize. Luiselli is the recipient of a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship.
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