Percival Everett is a novelist and professor. His novel Erasure is a satirical response to the stereotypes and notions of "blackness" represented by authors such as Richard Wright and Sapphire.
"Everybody should read fiction… I don’t think serious fiction is written for a few people. I think we live in a stupid culture that won’t educate its people to read these things. It would be a much more interesting place if it would. And it’s not just that mechanics and plumbers don’t read literary fiction, it’s that doctors and lawyers don’t read literary fiction. It has nothing to do with class, it has to do with an anti-intellectual culture that doesn’t trust art."