9.20.2005

Jonathan Letham wins MacArthur genius grant

I mean, I loved Motherless Brooklyn and thought Fortress of Solitude was okay, but sheez!... $500,000? Good for him. He's definitely doing something right. "You probably ought to check in with me in six months," he said. "I think I can safely say it's going to give me a lot of the security and freedom that any artist craves."

btw, anyone read anything of his besides those two books that they'd recommend?

4 comments:

Brando said...

Grendel, I can loan you my copy of Gun, With Accompanying Music. It's kind of a fun Phillip K. Dick noir novel.

Note to self: rewrite Raymond Chandler novel with talking animals.

MSF said...

i also liked as she climbed across the table.

Grendel said...

Thanks -- I just remembered that my aunt lent me her copy of Gun. It goes on the list. And if I like that, so does As She Climbed...

Grendel said...

David Plotz in Slate: "All the rules suggest that the perfect MacArthur genius is still out there: a one-named Berkeley professor who choreographs interpretative jazz dances about how genetically modified food will destroy humanity."