Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins MacArthur!

A big congratulations to One Story author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun), who was awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship yesterday. From the NY Times article, announcing the winners:

“Ms. Adichie was celebrating her birthday and taking a bath when the phone call came. “I was thrilled and grateful,” she wrote in an e-mail message from Lagos. “I like to say that America is like my distant uncle who doesn’t remember my name but occasionally gives me pocket money. That phone call filled me with an enormous affection for my uncle!”

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