From poets A. R. Ammons and Derek Walcott to fiction writers Bette Howland and Cormac McCarthy, writers have seen their careers altered by the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowships since 1981.
A Talk With William Kittredge
An interview with fiction writer William Kittredge.
The MacArthur Fellowships
The history of the MacArthur grants and what they mean to writers.
MacArthur fellow A. R. Ammons on writing full-time.
MacArthur fellow Daryl Hine on writing full-time.
On the National Book Awards
An organizer of the first awards deplores the loss of the poetry category.
MacArthur fellow Daryl Hine talks about protecting his writing time.