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    Saturday, 9 September 2017


    A total of nine nominees have emerged for the $50,000 literature award known as “The American Nobel”.
    The University of Oklahoma’s award-winning international literature and culture magazine, has announced the shortlist of finalists for the $50,000 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The prestigious Neustadt Prize recognizes significant contributions to the world of literature and has a history as a forerunner to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    The nominees for the 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature are as follows:
    Emmanuel Carrère: The Kingdom, France
    Edwidge Danticat: The Dew Breaker, Haiti and US
    Amitav Ghosh: Sea of Poppies, India
    Aracelis Girmay: The Black Maria, US
    Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Pakistan
    Jamaica Kincaid: Potter, Antigua and US
    Yusef Komunyakaa: Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems, US
    Patricia Smith: Incendiary Art, US
    Ludmila Ulitskaya: The Big Green Tent, Russia

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