Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Congratulations, Edwidge Danticat.

Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-born American novelist, yesterday received a MacArthur Fellowship – the so-called “genius grant.” She’ll receive $500,000, no strings attached... just for being talented.

A list of all the 2009 MacArthur Fellows is here.

Below is a 2-minute video introduction to Ms. Danticat.


bklyn6 said...

Wow. How do I get me some? Genius, I mean?

Congrats to her.

'Drea said...

Yes, kudos to Danticat. She's been consistently putting out the work.

The LA Times has her as 49 but she's only 40 though...

KST said...

Congrats to her! I love her work.