Faculty

Percival Everett

Distinguished Professor of English

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

 

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Percival Everett

Education

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

Description 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

Fiction

  • Half an Inch of Water (Graywolf, 2015)
  • Glyph (Graywolf, 2014)
  • Assumption: A Novel (Graywolf, 2011)
  • I Am Not Sidney Poitier: A Novel (Graywolf, 2009)
  • The Water Cure (Graywolf, 2007)
  • Wounded: A Novel. (Graywolf, 2005)
  • Damned if I Do: Stories (Graywolf Press, 2004)
  • A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid: A Novel (Akashic, 2004)
  • American Desert: A Novel, (Hyperion, 2004)
  • Grand Canyon, Inc. (Versus Press, 2001)
  • Erasure: A Novel (Graywolf, 2001)
  • Glyph: A Novel (Faber & Faber, 1999)
  • Frenzy (Graywolf, 1997)
  • Watershed (Beacon, 1996)
  • Big Picture: Stories (Graywolf, 1996)
  • God’s Country: A Novel (Beacon, 1994)
  • The One That Got Away (Clarion, 1992)
  • Zulus (Permanent, 1990)
  • For Her Dark Skin (Owl Creek, 1990)
  • The Weather and Women Treat Me Fair: Stories (August House, 1987)
  • Cutting Lisa (Louisiana State UP, 1986)
  • Walk Me to the Distance (Century Hutchinson, 1985)
  • Suder (Louisiana State UP, 1983)

Poetry

  • Swimming Swimmers Swimming (Red Hen, 2010)
  • Re:f (gesture) (Red Hen, 2006)

Honors and Awards

  • Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction, 2015
  • Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Medallion, 2015
  • 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
  • Janalynn Bliss, Creative Writing Graduate Coordinator
  • University of Southern California
  • Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354