Inside the Mind of a Genius: Edwidge Danticat

Who would they destroy? Mac or PC? This year's crop of MacArthur Fellows dish about how their worst habits, how their friends see them, and other random things.

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Now that you know How to Be a Black Genius, members of the 2009 class of MacArthur fellows give some insight into the way they live and think.

EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Age: 40

Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Current Location: Miami, FL

Occupation: Writer

1. What four adjectives would your first best friend use to describe you?


Funny, neurotic, sensitive and, I hope, kind


2. What dish do you make well?


Rice and beans