The Tulane Hullabaloo

Jesmyn Ward receives Genius Grant from MacArthur Foundation

Jesmyn Ward

Josh Axelrod, Arcade Editor

October 11, 2017

Jesmyn Ward, Tulane associate professor and National Book Award winner, was selected as a 2017 MacArthur Fellow yesterday for her contributions to southern literature. The fellowship, known as a genius grant, awards 20-30 individuals in a variety of fields $625,000 for showing originality and dedication...