Wowza! (and congratulations)

October 2, 2019

In case you missed the announcement, cartoonist (etc.) Lynda Barry and poet/fiction writer Ocean Vuong are among the 26 MacArthur Fellows for 2019.

Known informally as the “Genius” grant, “the MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. The fellowship is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their creative activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. There are no limits on age or area of activity.” The stipend for the MacArthur Fellowship is currently set at $625,000, paid in quarterly installments over five years.

Visit the MacArthur Foundation website for more information.

One Response to “Wowza! (and congratulations)”

  1. susanissima Says:

    Bravissimo to these two talented recipients!

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