Percival Everett is one of the most prolific African American writers working today. He was born in Fort Gordan, Georgia, but his early years were spent primarily in Columbia, South Carolina. The South has certainly influenced his aesthetic sensibilities; however, since roughly 1991, Everett has been Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, and the majority of his creative work is set in the American West. Since the publication of his first novel, Suder, in 1983, Percival Everett has garnered serious critical and scholarly attention and commercial success for his, to this date, twenty novels, three short story collections, three poetry collections, and a children’s book. He has received …

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Mitchell, Keith B.. "Percival Everett". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 May 2013
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