Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A new collection of geniuses

Sigh... I wish I was that smart...
The 11 women and 13 men, known as fellows, were selected for their creativity, originality and potential. They range in age from 33 to 67. Each will receive $100,000 annually for the next five years, no strings attached.

...The plays of Ms. Nottage, 42, have been produced throughout Europe and the United States, at theaters including Second Stage in New York and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. “Intimate Apparel,” the story of a young black seamstress in early-20th-century New York, continues to be widely produced in regional theaters.

Mr. Dybek, 65, a writer in residence at Northwestern University, is the author of three books of fiction, including “I Sailed With Magellan,” and two collections of poetry. His work has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

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