Lit Fest 2022 Preview: Q&A with Percival Everett

Lit Fest 2022 Preview: Q&A with Percival Everett

Editor's Note: In advance of the March 12 deadline to apply for Lit Fest Advanced Workshops, we've asked the 2022 Visiting Authors for a preview of their workshop style, what they're reading, and more.

What's the most surprising source of inspiration for you lately? I have been revisiting the existentialists.  Sartre, De Beauvoir, Jaspers and, especially, Camus. More with an appreciation of the energy with which they addressed their work that the philosophical tenets. Much of the writing is tedious and, from our vantage, naive. But they truly desired and sought to live "the life of mind."

What are you working on these days? A new novel. And painting in a series I call "Redactions."

How would you describe your workshop style? Free.

Any interesting/unusual writing habits? I do not work with a schedule. I do work every day.

Percival Everett is teaching a Weeklong Advanced Fiction Workshop. Learn more here. Apply via Submittable.