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Percival Everett

Distinguished Professor of English

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431

Curriculum Vitae


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.



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..


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, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, a novel, 2009-2010   
Book, Abstracktion und Einfuhlung, 2008-2009   
Book, The Water Cure, 2007-2008   
book, The Water Cure, 2007-2008   
book, re:f(gesture), 2005-2006   
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  
USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, 2002  
Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for "Erasure", 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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