Posted on September 25, 2019 at 1:59 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Congratulations to the seven authors who received MacArthur genius grants today!
They’re among the twenty-six total people who can now put their $625,000 no-strings-attached fellowships to use furthering their work in their chosen fields.
The writers honored were:
Lynda Barry: graphic novelist, cartoonist, and educator
Saidiya Hartman: literary scholar and cultural historian
Valeria Luiselli: writer
Kelly Lytle Hernandez: historian
Jeffrey Alan Miller: literary scholar
Ocean Vuong: poet and fiction writer
Emily Wilson: classicist and translator
See why the MacArthur Foundation honored each of these writers by clicking on their names; to learn more about all of the winners, you can check out NPR’s coverage of their work.
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