KCRW’s Press Play: LA’s Viet Thanh Nguyen and Yuval Sharon on becoming MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins MacArthur’s Genius Grant – a podcast interview by KCRW.

Four of the MacArthur fellows this year are from Los Angeles. They include theater artist Taylor Mac, painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby, novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and opera director Yuval Sharon. Each will receive a so-called genius grant worth $625,000. We speak with Sharon and Nguyen about what the award means to them, how they’ll spend the grant money, and what projects are next for them.



Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
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Quinn O’Toole

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