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Meshack Asare Announced as the 2015 Winner of the Prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children�s Literature

 The Hawk |  2015-01-16 07:23:18.0  0  Comments

World Literature Today, the award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, today announced Meshack Asare as the winner of the prestigious 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children�s Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the biennial NSK Prize recognizes great accomplishments in the world of children�s storytelling. Born in Ghana and currently residing in Germany, Asare is considered one of Africa�s most influential children�s authors. His representative text cited by the NSK was the multiple award-winning picture book Kwajo and the Brassman�s Secret, an Ashanti tale about wisdom versus the temptation of riches, distributed by African Books Collective. Meshack Asare commented that �it is such a privilege, honor, and delight to receive the distinguished NSK Neustadt Prize for my modest contribution as an African, towards Children�s Literature.� Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today�s executive director who oversees the prize, said, �Meshack Asare is an important children�s literature author widely read across Africa. I�m so pleased that the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children�s Literature is now introducing him to the rest of the world.� Highly respected within the literary community for its recognition of excellence, the NSK Prize goes to any writer or illustrator of children�s or young adult literature worldwide. An international jury of authors, all esteemed as children�s and young adult writers, chooses the winner. Nominations are based solely on literary merit as well as the perceived importance of an author�s or illustrator�s overall contribution to the legacy of children�s fiction.

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