Fiction Writer Jesmyn Ward | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

October 11, 2017 Videos 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.