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Percival Everett

PERCIVAL EVERETT is a Distinguished Professor of English at USC. His most recent books include Dr. No (finalist for the NBCC Award for Fiction and winner of the PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award), The Trees (finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction), Telephone (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), So Much Blue, Erasure, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. He has received the NBCC Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award and The Windham Campbell Prize from Yale University. American Fiction, the feature film based on his novel Erasure, was released in 2023 and was awarded the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the writer Danzy Senna, and their children.

Mon Jun 03 | 07:30 PM
City Arts & Lectures at Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Wed Jun 05 | 07:00 PM
The Mark Twain House & Museum at Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
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Fri Jun 07 | 07:00 PM
Politics & Prose with the Washington Post's Ron Charles
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Mon Jun 03 | 07:30 PM
City Arts & Lectures at Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Wed Jun 05 | 07:00 PM
The Mark Twain House & Museum at Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
Google Map

Fri Jun 07 | 07:00 PM
Politics & Prose with the Washington Post's Ron Charles
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Google Map

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