SUNY Potsdam professor has two new scholarly books published
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:26 am

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam professor of English and Communication Dr. Derek C. Maus had two new scholarly books published by academic presses recently.

His book, “Jesting in Earnest: Percival Everett and Menippean Satire,” was released by the University of South Carolina Press on April 2. It's the first monograph about Everett, an author who has published more than 30 books of fiction and poetry during a career that spans nearly four decades.

On April 15, the University Press of Mississippi released “Conversations with Colson Whitehead,” edited by Maus. The book is an edited collection of interviews with the award-winning author of such novels as “The Underground Railroad,” “The Intuitionist” and the forthcoming “The Nickel Boys.”

Ranging from 2001 to 2016, the 23 interviews collected in “Conversations with Colson Whitehead” reveal the workings of one of America's most idiosyncratic and most successful literary minds.