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[VIRTUAL] PEN Presents: Percival Everett with David L. Ulin

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PEN America is proud to present Percival Everett in conversation with David L. Ulin in celebration of Everett’s latest novel, The Trees. Following his recent and innovative novel Telephone, a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Everett now delivers a strange, provocative tale of history, racism, and violence that refuses to be forgotten.

Everett will read from the book and discuss the writing process with PEN America Los Angeles Committee Member David L. Ulin, editor of Air/Light Magazine and the author or editor of over a dozen books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

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This program is co-presented by Skylight Books.

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Percival Everett headshotPercival Everett is author to more than 30 books, including the novel Telephone, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; and The Trees, which is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in September 2021.

David UlinDavid L. Ulin is the author or editor of 10 books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. The former book editor and book critic of the Los Angeles Times, he has written for The Atlantic MonthlyThe New YorkerThe NationThe New York Times, and other publications. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Lannan Foundation.

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