Archive for September 28th, 2010

28
Sep
10

Another Montclair Genius

Montclair is officially home to a genius.  Writer and Montclair resident Yiyun Li was one 23 MacArthur Fellows announced Tuesday morning.

According to the Chron, “Li ignored the persistent caller with the unknown phone number for one week. But a few days ago, [Li] finally answered and learned she was a recipient of a “genius award” – a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.”

Li, who also teaches at UC Davis, said the award will give her more time to write. Look for her books, “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” and “The Vagrants” at A Great Good Place for Books, or the Montclair branch of the Oakland Public Library.
Earlier this month, writer Pia Chatterjee interviewed Li about the craft of writing.



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