Monday, March 19, 2007

MacArthur Fellows

Here's the list, not by year, but by what the MacArthur Foundation calls "domain." These choices strike me as, well, peculiar is the kindest word I can muster.

Fiction
Walter Abish Writer
Andrea Barrett Novelist
Octavia Butler Writer
Jay Cantor Writer
Sandra Cisneros Writer
Guy Davenport Writer, Critic, and Translator
Lydia Davis Writer and Translator
Andre Dubus Writer
William Gaddis Novelist
Ernest J. Gaines Writer
Rebecca Goldstein Writer
Virginia Hamilton Writer
Patricia Hampl Writer
Aleksandar Hemon Writer
Karen S. Hesse Writer
Bette Howland Writer and Literary Critic
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Novelist and Screenwriter
Angela Johnson Writer
Charles R. Johnson Writer
Edward P. Jones Writer
William Kennedy Novelist
Jonathan Lethem Writer
Norman Manea Writer
Paule Marshall Writer
Cormac McCarthy Writer
James A. McPherson Writer
Ved Mehta Writer
Richard Powers Novelist
Thomas Pynchon Novelist
George Saunders Writer
Ishmael Scott Reed Poet and Writer
Joanna Scott Writer
Leslie Marmon Silko Writer
David Foster Wallace Writer
Colson Whitehead Writer
John Edgar Wideman Writer

Poetry
A. R. Ammons Poet
John Ashbery Poet
Linda Bierds Poet
Joseph Brodsky Poet
Anne Carson Poet and Classicist
Amy Clampitt Poet
Douglas Crase Poet
Irving Feldman Poet
Alice Fulton Poet
Jorie Graham Poet
Allen Grossman Poet and Literary Critic
Thom Gunn Poet and Literary Critic
Robert Hass Poet, Critic, and Translator
Daryl Hine Poet and Translator
Edward Hirsch Poet, Essayist, and Literary Critic
John Hollander Poet and Literary Critic
Richard Howard Poet, Translator, and Literary Critic
Richard Kenney Poet
Galway Kinnell Poet
Ann Lauterbach Poet and Literary Critic
Brad Leithauser Poet and Writer
Campbell McGrath Poet
Thylias Moss Poet and Writer
Lucia M. Perillo Poet
Jim Powell Poet, Translator, and Literary Critic
A. K. Ramanujan Poet, Translator, and Literary Scholar
Adrienne Rich Poet and Writer
Charles Simic Poet, Translator, and Essayist
Mark Strand Poet and Writer
May Swenson Poet
Derek Walcott Poet and Playwright
Robert Penn Warren Poet, Writer, and Literary Critic
Eleanor Wilner Poet
C.D. Wright Poet
Jay Wright Poet and Playwright

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