On June 24, 2022, World Literature Today announced the finalists for the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Among the nominees is author Richard Van Camp. A proud member of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Richard is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of 26 books including five short story collections, six board books, three picture books, five graphic novels and more.
Since 2003, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature has been awarded every other year to a living writer or author-illustrator with significant achievement in children’s or young-adult literature. Made possible through the generosity of Nancy Barcelo, Susan Neustadt Schwartz, and Kathy Neustadt and sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature, the NSK Prize celebrates literature that contributes to the quality of children’s lives. Candidates for the award are nominated by a jury of children’s and young adult literature writers, illustrators, or scholars, and the jury also selects the winner of each biennial prize.
Laureates of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature receives $35,000, a silver medallion, and a certificate at a public ceremony at the University of Oklahoma and are featured in a subsequent issue of World Literature Today.
The 2023 prize winner will be announced on October 25, 2022 during Neustadt Lit Fest at the University of Oklahoma. For a complete list of the 2023 finalists, click here.