Meet the 7 Writers who Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants

Meet the 7 Writers who Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded 26 Genius Grants this year to a select few individuals who exhibit “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Seven of these amazing people are fiction writers, non-fiction scholars, and poets who you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already!   1 – Ocean Vuong Images via WBUR.org and Amazon Vuong’s been having a great year. His debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous was greeted with widespread critical acclaim. The novel is written as a letter to a mother who does not speak or …