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Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen Win MacArthur "Genius" Awards

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Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments "Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward, two novelists exploring how writers from minority communities must “claim the same rights” as the majority, have landed $625,000 (£470,000) MacArthur fellowships, popularly known as “genius grants”."

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Beverly | 2864 comments Mod
Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to all of the 2017 Fellows - looking forward to hearing more from this exceptional.

Quite a few POC (People of Color) in various fields.

And excited to see that Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen are part of the 2017 Fellows - two authors that I enjoy reading and learning from - both in fiction and nonfiction.

Here is a link to the MacArthur Fellows site:

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