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NK Jemisin receives MacArthur grant -- and trying out the bookmarks feature

Very excited about NK Jemisin receiving a MacArthur grant. Wondering what this amazing world builder will create.

MacArthur Foundation Announces 21 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners - The New York Times

Ms. Jemisin, 48, said she typically writes under contract, meaning that her books are held to an agreed-upon timeline. But with the financial freedom that the grant offers, she said that she now has the option to forgo those strictures and write on her own schedule.

“I will write my books first and sell them as I feel like selling them,” she said. “It presents me with a lot of freedom.”