Lethem wins Macarthur "genius" award!

Jonathan Lethem, an sf writer who has crossed over to mainstream literary cred has just attained a rare honor -- receiving the Macarthur "genius" fellowship, which comes with a half-million dollar cash prize. Previous winners of note include Richard Stallman and Octavia Butler. See Lethem's magnificent Gun With Occasional Music and Fortress of Solitude if you're interested in getting a good feel for his work.

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(Thanks, Eileen!)