Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dubravka Ugrešić wins Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016

“Dubravka’s win is a double win for me because she is a non-[native] English speaker and a woman.
I came across her work back in 1997 when I was on contract to teach English in Croatia and fell in love with her essays. As someone who voluntarily went into exile, she describes the shared experience of solitude with her stories of refugees. She covers injustice, corruption and everything that’s wrong in the world, but in a quiet way.”
--A juror on the 2016 Neustadt Prize panel

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