MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships. Learn more

Maggie Nelson, Writer

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In an ongoing series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More

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"Gene Luen Yang's Resistance Reading"

Mother Jones
Gene Luen Yang, 2016 MacArthur Fellow
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"Scholars Talk Writing: Ruth Behar"

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Ruth Behar , 1988 MacArthur Fellow
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"The 'Genius' Pianist Who Also Composes"

Star Tribune
Stephen Hough , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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"Karen Russell's Resistance Reading"

Mother Jones
Karen Russell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA"

Quanta Magazine
John Novembre, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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"The Kekulé Problem"

Cormac McCarthy , 1981 MacArthur Fellow
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Cecilia A. Conrad

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Don Meyer

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Program Assistant

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Program Assistant

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