In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, African-American author Jesmyn Ward, poses for a photo in Pass Christian, Miss. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Ward was one of 24 fellows to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based foundation.
In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, African-American author Jesmyn Ward, poses for a photo in Pass Christian, Miss. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Ward was one of 24 fellows to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based foundation. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP
In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, African-American author Jesmyn Ward, poses for a photo in Pass Christian, Miss. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Ward was one of 24 fellows to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based foundation. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP

Mississippi’s Jesmyn Ward gets ‘genius grant’ from MacArthur Foundation

October 11, 2017 09:47 AM

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