The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “A playwright who revels in extended silences.
An improvising musician who will not be confined by genre.
A writer who explores the nuances of the Vietnam War.
These are among the 24 winners of this year’s MacArthur Fellowships, or “genius grants.” Each will receive $625,000 – in quarterly installments – over the next five years, no strings attached. The list includes two Chicagoans.
Given by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the fellowships enable recipients to pursue projects that otherwise may have been economically beyond their reach. No one may apply for a MacArthur Fellowship; the candidates are screened and selected without their knowledge….”