Daniel Alarcón Receives MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant

Daniel Alarcón

The 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur Foundation grants announced today include Daniel Alarcón, writer and producer of the NPR-distributed podcast Radio Ambulante, author of fiction and nonfiction works, including some genre. The complete list of grant recipients is here. The fellows receive $625,000 each, which they are free to spend however they see fit.

Alarcón’s short story “Abraham Lincoln Has Been Shot” was selected for Best American Fantasy (2007) edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. He also was a 2016 Eisner Award finalist in the Best Adaptation from Another Medium category for City of Clowns (co-created with Sheila Alvarado).

The MacArthur Foundation cited Alarcón’s work in “chronicling the social and cultural ties that connect Spanish-speaking communities across the Americas.”

[Thanks to Cat Eldridge for the story.]

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