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Ta-Nehisi Coates 2015 has been epic, and there isn’t an ounce of hyperbole in that statement. The renowned author is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant.” 

The 24 winners of the grants were announced yesterday, and Coates will receive a strings-free $625,000 off the strength of being great at what he does, as per the MacArthur Fellows foundation.

Those days as a struggling writer are long behind him.

This year, Coates published his latest book, Between The World And Me, to critical acclaim and an endorsement from the great Toni Morrison (and a nod from Jay Z). More recently, Marvel announced that he will be writing a new Black Panther series.

Salute that man.

Lastly, Coates acknowledgment of his achievement on Twitter is also epic.

Photo: press handout