You know what’s a good deal? $100,000 a year for five years, to do with as you please.
That’s what Junot Díaz just found out via a phone call from the MacArthur Foundation, informing him he’d just won a coveted MacArthur Fellowship, better known as a “genius grant”.
But what’s better…that, or the Atlantic letting you know you’re actually just 31 years old instead of 43?
Depends on what was going on at 31. Either way, congratulations, Junot.
The genius grant follows Díaz’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.