June 23, 1999 |
Starting today, we can call Saul Friedlander a genius with total confidence. The 66-year-old historian and UCLA professor is now officially a "genius award" winner. The prize, which Friedlander didn't even know he was in the running for, is a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It is presented each year to as many as 40 new fellows (there are 32 this year) whose creative work is supported by a five-year grant.