Novel News

  • Channeling Raymond Chandler

    Channeling Raymond Chandler

    March 1, 2008

    In her new book, author Judith Freeman imagines herself slipping into the living room of her protagonists Raymond and Cissy Chandler. “I could close my eyes and be with them,” Freeman writes in The Long Embrace:… more>

    categories: faculty research

    tags: cissy chandler, novel

  • The Age of Aquarius

    The Age of Aquarius

    December 1, 2007

    Percival Everett never set out to tell the tale of a lunatic who repeatedly tortures a man. In Everett’s 20th book, The Water Cure (Graywolf Press, 2007), the narrator is Ishmael Kidder, who binds a man with duct tape,… more>

    tags: american society, novel

  • Multimedia Marketing

    June 1, 2007

    Marianne Wiggins, USC College professor of English, is promoting her latest novel The Shadow Catcher with a two minute video. In the video, Wiggins talks about the novel which includes the life of photographer Edward S. Curtis… more>

    tags: english, novel, professor

  • Everett Named Distinguished Professor

    Everett Named Distinguished Professor

    February 1, 2007

    USC President Steven B. Sample has appointed Percival Everett II, award-winning novelist and professor of English in USC College, as a Distinguished Professor. This title, currently held by 17 professors university-wide, is… more>

    tags: distinguished professor, honor, novel

  • Everett Wins PEN Literary Award

    Everett Wins PEN Literary Award

    December 12, 2006

    Percival Everett II, USC College professor of English, has won the PEN USA 2006 Literary Award for his 15th novel, “Wounded,” a tale that tackles racial and sexual intolerance in America. The award is given each… more>

    tags: award, fiction, novel

  • Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

    Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

    November 1, 2006

    To view the Webcast, click here. On Nov. 2, world-renowned author T.C. Boyle, Distinguished Professor in USC College's English department, read from his new novel Talk Talk as part of the "Visions and Voices" series.Talk Talk… more>

    tags: english, novel, professor