2013 MacArthur Genius Grants

Writers Karen Russell and Donald Antrim are among the 24 recipients of the latest MacArthur genius grants.

Russell is the author of the novel Swamplandia! and two story collections, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Antrim’s works include the widely-reviewed novels The Verificationist and The Hundred Brothers, and a nonfiction book The Afterlife: A Memoir.

Another winner is Carl Haber whose optical scanning restoration method has made it possible to recover and listen again to recordings in obsolete media developed by  Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and other audio pioneers. Click on the links to listen to examples.

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