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 Pu ... More >>
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A Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in America is a curious piece of paper, one that says something about the person holding it -- mostly, that they survived an MFA program without killing themselves, which apparently isn't easy -- and also, in some circles, acts as a certification that ... More >>
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