Percival Everett

Distinguished Professor of English

Contact Information
E-mail: peverett@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

  • M.A. Fiction, Brown University, 1/1982

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Professor, University of California, Riverside, 01/01/1992-01/01/1998  
    • Professor, University of Notre Dame, 01/01/1988-01/01/1991  
    • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, 01/01/1985-01/01/1988  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Everett researches American studies and critical theory and creates his own works of fiction, including 15 novels and collections. He recently won the 2002 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for his novel Erasure, a satiric indictment of race and publishing in America.

    Publications


    Book
    • Everett II, P. L. (2007). Wounded. St. Paul, MN: Gray Wolf.
    • Everett II, P. L. (2006). re:f(gesture. Red Hen Press.
    • Everett II, P. L. (2004). American Desert. Greece: Polis Publishing Ltd..

    Other
    • Everett II, P. L. Erasure, 2001.
    • Everett II, P. L. Grand Canyon, Inc., 2001.
    • Everett II, P. L. Percival Everett, Glyph, 1999.
    • Everett II, P. L. Percival Everett, Frenzy, 1997.
    • Everett II, P. L. The One That Got Away, 1992.
    • Everett II, P. L. God's Country, 1994.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • book, re:f(gesture), 2005-2006   
    • book, The Water Cure, 2007-2008   
    • book, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, a novel, 2009-2010   
    • Book, Abstracktion und Einfuhlung, 2008-2009   
    • Book, The Water Cure, 2007-2008   
    • Book, Damned If I Do, 2004-2005   
    • Book, Glyph, 1999-2000   

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Distinguished Professor, 2/12/2007-  
    • Believer Book Award (I Am Not Sidney Poitier), 2010-2011   
    • Huston/Wright Legacy Award 2010, 2010-2011   
    • Prmio Vallombrosa Gregor von Rezzori Prize (Italy), 2010-2011   
    • The Charles Angoff Award, 2010-2011   
    • The Dos PassosPrize in Literature, 2010-2011   
    • PEN USA Literary Award, 2006-2007   
    • American Academy of Arts and Letters, Literature Award, 4/2003  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for "Erasure", 2002  
    • USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, 2002  
    • Hillsdale Award, The Fellowship of Southern Writers, 2001  
    • Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1994  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, New American Writing Award for "Zulus", 1990  

    Service to the University

    Administrative Appointments
    • Director, Ph.D. Program in Literature and Creative Writing, 2009-2010   

    Service to the Profession


    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Fiction Editor, CALLALOO, 1994  




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