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Author Everett, Percival
Title Conversations with Percival Everett / edited by Joe Weixlmann.
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
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 Floor4  PS3555.V34 Z46 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xxvii, 201 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Literary Conversations Series
Literary conversations series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-193) and index.
Summary "For the first eighteen years of his career, Percival Everett (b. 1956) managed to fly under the radar of the literary establishment. He followed his artistic vision down a variety of unconventional paths, including his preference for releasing his books through independent publishers. But with the publication of his novel erasure in 2001, his literary talent could no longer be kept under wraps. The author of more than twenty-five books, Everett has established himself as one of America's--and arguably the world's--premier twenty-first-century fiction writers. Among his many honors since 2000 are Hurston/ Wright Legacy Awards for erasure and I Am Not Sidney Poitier (2009) and three prominent awards for his 2005 novel Wounded--the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction, France's Prix Lucioles des Libraires, and Italy's Premio Vallombrosa Gregor von Rezzori Prize. Interviews collected in this volume, several of which appear in print or in English translation for the first time, display Everett's abundant wit as well as the independence of thought that has led to his work's being described as "characteristically uncharacteristic." At one moment he speaks with great sophistication about the fact that African American authors are forced to overcome constraining expectations about their subject matter that white writers are not. And in the next he talks about training mules or quips about "Jim Crow," a pet bird Everett had on his ranch outside Los Angeles. Everett discusses race and gender, his ecological interests, the real and mythic American West, the eclectic nature of his work, the craft of writing, language and linguistic theory, and much more."--Publisher's website.
Subject Everett, Percival -- Interviews.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Novelists, American -- 21st century -- Interviews.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Related Names Weixlmann, Joseph, editor of compilation.
Related To Online version: Everett, Percival L. Conversations with Percival Everett Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013 9781617037603 (DLC) 2012051649
ISBN 9781617037597 cloth alkaline paper
1617037591 cloth alkaline paper
9781617037603 (ebook)
Standard # 40022503489
OCLC number 815383675