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Gene Luen Yang Named Winner of 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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Oct 25, 2022 14:00 CDT

World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, today announced Gene Luen Yang as the winner of the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. He is the first graphic novelist to win the prestigious prize.

Yang’s American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.

In 2013, Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2016, the Library of Congress,…

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