A writer best known for her short stories has been named one of the MacArthur Foundation's 2009 class of geniuses.
You know the short story. It's the literary animal that refuses to go extinct despite publishers and agents.
Deborah Eisenberg is part of a group that includes an artist working to preserve ancient paper techniques, an economist analyzing the reasons for poverty in South Asia and Africa, a molecular biologist laying the groundwork for future cures for cancer, and a bridge engineer.
Eisenberg teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia and has said that she will taking her students out to dinner to celebrate the $500,000 MacArthur award.
Go ahead kids. Order apps.