Grace Wins 2008 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Acclaimed Maori/New Zealand writer Patricia Grace will be honored as the 2008 laureate of the $50,000 Neustadt International Prize for Literature in ceremonies to be held September 19, 2008, at the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. An international jury representing ten countries selected Grace as this year’s recipient of the award, which is sponsored by OU’s award-winning bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture, World Literature Today.

University of Hawai‘i Press is the North American publisher of all of Grace’s major work: Dogside Story (Kiriyama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize, 2001), Baby No-Eyes, Cousins, Potiki (New Zealand Fiction Award, 1987), and most recently, Tu. The Press distributes Earth, Sea, Sky: Images and Maori Proverbs from the Natural World of Aotearoa New Zealand, written by Patricia Grace and Waiariki Grace and published by Huia Publishers.