Writers among genius grant recipients

Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Edward P. Jones, writer Aleksandar Hemon, and poet C. D. Wright are among this year’s recipients of $500,000 MacArthur foundation “genius” grants. Prior winners include David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and poet Joseph Brodsky.

Hemon’s recent Slate book review entitled “When books just want to be movies” is an incisive comment on the state of contemporary fiction.


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