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.