Author Karen Russell on Winning a MacArthur Genius Grant: "It's Going to be Interesting to Publish New Work in the Wake of This Insane Luck"
Yesterday the MacArthur Foundation named its 2013 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. No fewer than nine of the 24 fellowships awarded went to residents of New York. One of them is Karen Russell, an author and writing professor whose first novel Swamplandia! was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and whose second novel is already well underway.
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"I just printed out a hot steaming mess from the Clinton Hill Printers!" Russell told Runnin' Scared.