Percival Everett, a distinguished professor of English at the University of Southern California and author of nearly 30 books, will read from his novel, Erasure, and then lead conversation on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center. The book is available for purchase at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell and will be on sale at the event.
Everett’s books include Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Assumption, Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier and Glyph. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Believer Book Award, and the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction.
His talk is co-sponsored by the English Department and made possible through the support of the University Lectureship Committee. It is part of the semester-long, interdisciplinary series “Erasure: Blackness and the Fight Against Invisibility,” by the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.