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Novelists Everett, Lethem to read, March 28

Novelists Percival Everett and Jonathan Lethem will read from their works at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Everett is the author of 15 novels, three collections of short fiction and one volume of poetry. Among his novels are "Wounded," "Glyph," "Erasure," "American Desert," "For Her Dark Skin" and "Zulus." He has received numerous honors, including the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature and the New American Writing Award.

Everett is a professor of English at the University of Southern California and also has taught at Bennington College, the University of Wyoming and the University of California-Riverside.

Lethem, a 2005 winner of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," is the author of six novels, a novella, two short story collections and a volume of essays. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and the Salon Book Award for his 1999 novel "Motherless Brooklyn," which also was named novel of the year by Esquire.

Lethem's other novels include "The Fortress of Solitude," "Girl in Landscape" and "Gun With Occasional Music." His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and other publications.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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