Posts Tagged: MacArthur Genius Grants

Meet the 2013 MacArthur Geniuses

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Among this year’s recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship (or “Genius Grant”) are a paleobotanist, an atomic physicist, and two choreographers. But we are of course most thrilled to see Rumpus interviewee Karen Russell, whom the MacArthur site describes as a “Fiction writer blending fantastical elements with psychological realism to construct wildly imaginative settings and characters in […]

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Three Writers Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants

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Amidst all the bad news afflicting writers these days, especially good writers (not Dan Brown), it’s refreshing to see that an organization of smart, cultured rich people has an uncanny tendency to acknowledge the hard work that good writers are actually doing. And to bestow heaps of money on them as a reward. From Jacket […]

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