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  • 'The Penalties': Excerpts from UA professor's 'genius grant'-winning tales

    Excerpts from three tales from “The Penalties” by UA Prof. Manuel Muñoz, who simply obtained a 2023 MacArthur “genius grant” in recognition of his fiction writing. ‘Anybody Can Do It’ Her instant concern was cash. It was a Friday when the lads didn’t come house from the fields and, true, generally they wouldn’t return till…

  • UA's Manuel Muñoz wins MacArthur 'genius grant' for fiction writing

    A College of Arizona professor of English has been tapped for the distinguished MacArthur Fellowship program — often called a “genius grant.” Manuel Muñoz was acknowledged for his fiction that depicts “with empathy and nuance the Mexican American communities of California’s Central Valley.” “He roots his tales within the panorama and tradition of his upbringing…