Book Tour: James by Percival Everett

Saturday, March 23 - 6:30 PM

A “literary icon” (according to Oprah Daily), Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of the most acclaimed authors of our era is bringing the book tour of his newest novel, James, to the Virginia Festival of the Book. With its release in mid-March, 2024, you will be among the first readers to be swept away in a reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one that centers the enduring character Jim on an adventurous ride down the Mississippi River. But his is no child’s tale: James needs a plan once he learns he’s to be sold away from his wife and daughter, just as Huck is escaping an abusive household. From the pen of a literary master, JamesA Novel is destined to be one of the most vital retellings of our lifetime.

Signed books will be for sale. Percival Everett will not be personalizing these pre-signed novels.

About Percival Everett
PERCIVAL EVERETT’s most recent books include Dr. No  (finalist for the NBCC Award for Fiction and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award), The Trees (finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award), Telephone (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), So Much BlueErasure, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. He has a poetry collection forthcoming with Red Hen Press. He has received the NBCC Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and is a Distinguished Professor of English at USC.

Made possible with generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci


215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Saturday, March 23, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Paramount Theater Box Office
(434) 979-1333
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