Conversation with Distinguished Author T.C.Boyle


Online Conversation with
Distinguished Author/Professor T.C.Boyle

Monday, August 31, 2020 
* 7:00 – 8:15 p.m or possibly longer. Pacific *

IWOSC/PALA members – free
Non-members – $15
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This month we’re holding this Monday night panel on Zoom.


T.C.-BoyleFor our August regular writers’ meeting, we are thrilled to present one of the most prolific and decorated writers among us.

He will discuss his writing, his challenges, surprises, advice.

T.C. Boyle’s dozens of awards and over two dozen books represent a rare accomplishment.

A Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, he has a world of sharable knowledge for you. T.C. is not the shy, retiring type, so fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a thrilling ride.


About T.C.Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of 28 books of fiction, including most recently:
Outside Looking In (2019) • The Relive Box (2017)
The Terranauts (2016) • The Harder They Come (2015)
T.C. Boyle Stories II (2013) • San Miguel (2012)
When the Killing’s Done (2011) • Wild Child (2010)
The Women (2009) • Talk Talk (2006)
The Human Fly (2005) • Tooth and Claw (2005)
The Inner Circle (2004) • Drop City (2003)
After the Plague (2001)

He received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968.

He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English.

His work has been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages.

His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney’s, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prise for best novel of the year (World’s End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997).

He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

A list of his accomplishments can be seen here on his website.

Registration info

IWOSC members – free
Non-members – $15

Reservations via this RSVP form are required for all attendees.
Once you register, you will be sent the Zoom link for the event within a week.
You’ll need to register for each attendee separately.
For non-members, payment form or instructions follows your RSVP submission.
Deadline: Noon Sunday, the day before the meeting.

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