Fiction Writer Jesmyn Ward | 2017 MacArthur Fellow
October 11, 2017 | MacArthur Fellows

Jesmyn Ward is a fiction writer exploring the enduring bonds of community and familial love among poor African Americans of the rural South against a landscape of circumscribed possibilities and lost potential.

The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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