an American literary award exists which is often compared to the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Marcos Hernandez Between the Covers Podcast, Dubravka Ugrešić

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature, sometimes referred to as the American Nobel, is awarded every other year by the University of Oklahoma’s World Literature Today. Like the Nobel, the award is based on an authors entire body of work. The award was founded in 1969 and it’s recipients include Gabo, Octavio Paz (both of which are Spanish-speaking Nobel Laureates), and Dubravka Ugrešić (it was through an interview of her that I found out this prize even existed).

Poets, novelists, and playwrights and all eligible for the prize BUT the prize isn’t open for application.

a nine-tailed fox appears in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore?

Marcos Hernandez Between the Covers Podcast, Dubravka Ugrešić

Tales of the mythical fox spirit originated in China and spread to Japan and Korea. They are known for their ability to shapeshift, most often taking the form of beautiful young women. Their main mischief is to seduce men and in some stories would consume their bodies or spirits.

Modern adaptations include the Pokemon Ninetails and a character in the video game League of Legends who has the ability to consume souls and steal memories.

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