Last week, the MacArthur Foundation announced its 25 fellows and recipients of the “genius grant.” We were thrilled to see P. Gabrielle Foreman, co-editor of The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, and Kiese Layman, co-editor of our Great Circle Books series, among this years list of geniuses!
Join us in giving a huge congratulations to these two fellows.
P. Gabrielle Foreman is the co-editor of The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, published in 2021 and available wherever books are sold.
She is currently Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies and History at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is also the founding co-director of the Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk.
You can find her on Twitter @profgabrielle. #Macfellow
Kiese Layman is the co-editor of our Great Circle Books literary nonfiction series, which publishes memoir, literary journalism, personal and lyric essays, and work that defies easy classification, by emerging writers.
He is currently the Libbie Shearn Moody professor of English and Creative Writing at Rice University and founder of the Catherine Coleman Arts and Justice Initiative. Layman has published several books and his best selling memoir was named one of the “50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” by The New York Times.
You can find him on Twitter @KieseLaymon. #Macfellow