9 December, 2022

2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

Percival Everett by Virgil Russell (Graywolf Press). Suffused with references to Percival-Everett-author-photo_croppedwestern philosophy, art, film, politics, and even ranch life, the central relationship of this labyrinthine novel is between father and son, though it’s not always clear just who is narrating the story.

Percival Everett is an American writer and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California. Everett is the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction, the Dos Passos Prize, and many other honors. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.