I am so happy that one of my favorite writers of all times is getting $100,000 every year for the next five years because her writing is amazing.  I always said she was genius/a genius!   Hopefully this award will make reading her work compulsory.

Novelist Edwidge Danticat also officially and deservedly became a “genius.”

Someone I went to high school with but didn’t really know also received an award.  She’s my age (!) and has clearly been doing awesome things with her life.