Theater video tags: Percival Everett

Fallon Book Club March Madness

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In this The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon video, the host reveals the return of the Fallon Book Club with a March Madness style bracket of sixteen books to vote for as a winner, including James (Doubleday, 2024) by Percival Everett, Wandering Stars (Knopf, 2024) by Tommy Orange, and Grief Is for People (MCD/FSG, 2024) by Sloane Crosley.

Percival Everett on James

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“It’s an opportunity for a character, whose story could not have been told by [Mark] Twain, to have his story told.” In this short video, Percival Everett speaks about his new novel, James (Doubleday, 2024), a reimagining of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn told from the enslaved Jim’s point of view.

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Isaac Fitzgerald on What to Read

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In this Today Show video, Isaac Fitzgerald, author of Dirtbag, Massachusetts (Bloomsbury, 2022), recommends books to read for the coming year, including Erasure by Percival Everett, Anna O by Matthew Blake, and 1000 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round by Jami Attenberg.

American Fiction

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American Fiction is a film adaptation of Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure, a satire about a frustrated Black author and professor who uses a pen name to write a successful book playing into racial stereotypes and tropes. Directed by Cord Jefferson, the film stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown.

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