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An hour with Percival Everett

Colin McEnroe in a live conversation with Percival Everett on the set of The Colin McEnroe Show on June 5, 2024 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Ayannah Brown
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Percival Everett with Colin in Connecticut Public’s Studio 5 in Hartford on June 5, 2024.

Percival Everett is the author of 24 novels, four short story collections, and six collections of poetry.

His 2001 novel Erasure was adapted as the feature film American Fiction, which was nominated this year for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Everett has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

His newest novel, James, reimagines Adventures of Huckleberry Finn “from the enslaved Jim’s point of view.”

This hour, Percival Everett joins us in studio.


  • Percival Everett: Novelist and poet

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.