Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence

Percival Everett

Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence 2017-2018

Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including So Much Blue. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Believer Book Award, and the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction. He has fly fished the west for over thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles.

Will be in residence the week of April 9, 2018



Edwidge Danticat

Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence 2016-2017

photo by Jonathan Demme

EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami. 

Will be in residence the week of April 31, 2017