Author Junot Diaz in 2008
Two Latinos Given 'Genius Grants'
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 09:51

The recipients of the MacArthur Fellowships (also known as "Genius Grants") have been named for 2012. Included in the list of 23 outstanding individuals are two Latinos: Natalia Almada, the 37-year-old filmmaker who resides in both Mexico City and New York and Junot Diaz, the 43-year-old Dominican-American writer. 

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