The investigative journalist, a staff writer for The New Yorker, talks about being named one of 23 new fellows by the MacArthur Foundation.
The author of the recent book "The Argonauts" is one of 23 new fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation.
The poet, essayist and playwright is one of 23 new fellows announced Thursday by the MacArthur Foundation.
The new class includes poet Claudia Rankine, writer Maggie Nelson, computer scientist Bill Thies and human rights lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham.
The list of 24 recipients includes journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, puppetry artist Basil Twist and economist Heidi Williams.
The foundation, which has operated in Moscow for more than 20 years, said new laws had made it 'impossible to continue,' by placing the charity on a list of 'undesirable' organizations - a criticism it said was baseless.
The Federation Council wants to outlaw twelve international NGOs, including Freedom House and the MacArthur Foundation.