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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 18 - Percival Everett
My guest today at 2:30 pm is the writer Percival Everett.He is the author of novels and short stories, including The Water Cure, Wounded and Erasure, and his work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize anthology and Best American Short Stories, among other honors.Everett’s work is characterized by wit, play, and the exploration of philosophical tropes, and his satirical take on politics, class and race has been compared favorably to Richard Wright and Kurt Vonnegut.If you don’t know Everett’s oevre, you might immediately warm to it just by virtue of a book’s title, as say the earlier novel, A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid. Thanks for listening, live or archived on KPFK's website.
Al Young, Judith Freeman, Terese Svoboda, Daniel Olivas, Reyna Grande, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Toni Mirosevich, Katha Pollit, Diane Lefer, Dagoberto Gilb, Rueben Martinez, Campbell McGrath, Helena Viramontes, David Ulin, Suzanne Kamata, Vicki Forman, Michael Berube, James D. Houston, Meg Wolitzer, Susan Jacoby, Jim Krusoe, Daniel Tiffany, Michelle Latiolais, Louis B. Masur, Matt Taibbi, Geoff Bouvier, Jeffrey Harrison, Paul Auster, Rick Wartzman, Gustavo Arellano, Janelle Brown, Laura Amy Schlitz, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Ron Koertge, Larry Beinhart, Jonathan Miles, Win McCormack, Brian Turner, Paul Buhle, Kay Ryan, Colette LaBouf Atkinson, Marilyn Chin, Christopher Buckley, J. Mark Smith, Kevin Young, Deanne Stillman, Julia Mickenberg, Philip Nel, Robin Romm, J. Robert Lennon, Blake Bailey, Jon Bekken, Phillip Lopate, Eula Biss, Paule Marshall, Trinie Dalton, Stephanie Brown, Allison Benis White, William O'Daly, Lynn Freed, Sarah Schrank, Rae Armantrout, Victoria Patterson, Bob Cowser, Jr., Luis Urrea, Mary Gaitskill, Marilyn Nelson, Greil Marcus, Dylan Landis, Brenda Hillman, Percival Everett, Stanley Crawford...
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