Jonathan Lethem just won a MacArthur. (Thx to Reechard, for the heads up.) Holla!
I imagine this is the award that will launch a thousand posts. And I love how the one sentence USA Today bio understates things:
Jonathan Lethem, 41, New York City writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone
Although I suppose saying that just dropping The New Yorker’s name is understating it is overstating it.
Update: "Conversation at a Book Store" — no doubt all in good fun.
And another: Matt Cheney weighs in at The Mumpsimus.